Keep America Beautiful® (KAB), the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, announced it has awarded a 2021 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program® grant to Keep Statesboro-Bulloch Beautiful (KSBB) to help combat the most commonly littered item in America. KSBB is one of many KAB affiliates receiving the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) merit-based grant.
The CLPP grant funding empowers communities to help mitigate the economic, environmental and quality-of-life impact of cigarette butt littering. The CLPP, created by Keep America Beautiful in 2002, is the nation’s largest program aimed at eliminating cigarette butt and cigar tip litter.
Since its inception, the program has been successfully implemented in more than 1,800 urban, suburban and rural communities nationwide. Over the past decade, participating communities have consistently cut cigarette butt litter by 50 percent based on local measurements taken in the first four months to six months after program implementation.
KSBB’s grant award of $5,000 will be used to help purchase cigarette receptacles for businesses and restaurants that are in need of reducing cigarette litter near storefront and outside dining areas. The funding will also be used to help market the program and raise awareness around the effects of cigarette litter. All litter collected in the receptacles will be recycled through TerraCycle’s Cigarette Waste Recycling Program.
Businesses who are interested in receiving a free receptacle can fill out the form listed here or listed on the main page of our website.