Accelerating the Progress to Litter-Free Communities
Webinar Series

Overview 

Litter — trash on our streets and in our waterways, parks and other public spaces — continues to plague many American communities.   

While progress has been made, the litter challenge is changing.  The consequences go far beyond the waste-strewn landscape. Litter also is a real measure of both community waste management effectiveness and the commitments of community members to each other.  

As part of Keep America Beautiful’s 2021 exploration of Zero Waste Communities, this webinar series dives into the litter issue. In this series, you will learn about: 

  • Litter in America: facts, trends and emerging opportunities 
  • Policies and programs that are working to end litter 
  • How efforts to end litter are working not only to beautify communities but also to unify neighbors to act together to advance shared values  

Webinar Series

Litter in America:
Facts & Trends

Date: June 23, 2021  
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST 

The new Keep America Beautiful 2020 National Litter Study examines litter trends, public attitudes about litter, and  the public costs of litter in the United States. This study is  a major expansion of the scope of litter research and includes the first scientific estimate of the litter along U.S. waterways. The webinar explores key findings and begins a discussion on the implications for community action.

Host:  Helen Lowman, PhD, CEO, Keep America Beautiful 

Ending Litter:
Policies and Practices  

Date: July 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST

No single solution exists for ending litter. Policies and practices designed to reduce littering include anti-littering and dumping laws, community education and engagement, plastic bag bans and bottle bills. In this webinar, community leaders, public officials, community leaders, and others on the front lines of litter reduction will explore what is working in American communities.

Host: Noah Ullman, Chief Marketing Officer, Keep America Beautiful 

Litter-Free Communities:
Building Community

Date: August 18, 2021  
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST 

Every year, millions of volunteers across America come together to remove litter from roads, waterways, vacant lots and parks. Tons of trash are removed. The impact is more far-reaching. These activities work to build more caring, cohesive communities. In this webinar, researchers and activists will be discussing  how cleaning, greening and beautifying bring communities together.

Host:  Jacqueline Grace, Chief Development Officer, Keep America Beautiful