Keep America Beautiful Announces 2007 Cleanup Results

Keep America Beautiful, Stamford, Conn., has released the results of its annual Great American Cleanup, which included more than 30,000 local events in all 50 states. For the year, 2.8 million volunteers removed 200 million pounds of litter and debris, including material from 3,500 illegal dump sites and more than 10,000 abandoned vehicles.

Recycling results included collecting 70.6 million plastic (PET) bottles, 2.2 million tires, 22.4 million pounds of aluminum and steel, and 5.3 million pounds of e-waste.