The 2020 Keep America Beautiful National Litter Study is the most comprehensive study of litter in America. Since 1969 Keep America Beautiful has been the trusted source for scientifically rigorous, fact-based, non-partisan reporting on litter in America.
At Keep America Beautiful, we believe in the shared responsibility to build and maintain clean, green, and beautiful spaces. That’s why we take action every day to improve and beautify communities across America. Through collective impact, we can ensure that everyone in America lives in a beautiful community.
Keep America Beautiful launches its newest
Public Service Announcement!
We believe in the shared American responsibility to build and maintain clean, green, and beautiful spaces. That’s why we take action every day to improve and beautify communities across America.
For more than six decades, we’ve served as our country’s steward of litter prevention. Today, we’ve collected over 62 million pounds of litter and debris.
We’ve collected 262 million pounds of recyclables which in turn reaped greater environmental, economic, and community benefits.
Keep America Beautiful envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. This is why we do what we do, and why we invite committed people like you to participate in our activities and support our programs. We all benefit from living in cleaner, more beautiful places.
Everything we do is powered by millions of volunteers who support our programs and mission.
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Over the past decade the Keep America Beautiful network has generated over a BILLION dollars in economic value to the communities we serve.
Pounds of litter and recyclables collected over the past decade
Of trees, flowers, bulbs planted over the past decade
Miles of streets, roads, and highways cleaned, improved, or beautified over the past decade
Tens of Millions
Of volunteers and participants mobilized over the past decade
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