KAB Offers Expanded Cigarette Waste Program

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

January 13, 2015

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Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is offering grants for communities to reduce cigarette litter waste.

The Stamford, Conn.-based KAB said its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) has been expanded for 2015 to offer grants totaling $275,000, according to a news release. The program will include 15 grants of $10,000, 15 grants of $5,000 and 20 grants of $2,500.

Communities implementing CLPP during 2013 reported a 48-percent reduction in cigarette litter, which a KAB study determined is the most littered item in the United States. In 2014 there were 130 grant-supported implementations of the program.

“Our Cigarette Litter Prevention Program is making a significant difference in communities where the program is being implemented because of public education in tandem with access to receptacles,” said Jennifer Jehn, KAB president and CEO.

Local governments, business improvement districts, downtown associations, parks and recreation areas and other organizations involved with eliminating litter are eligible. The deadline for applications is Feb. 6.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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