ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Litter is one of the top reasons consumers oppose having a convenience store or gas station in their communities. According to Keep America Beautiful (KAB), every litter stand reduces the littering rate for cigarette butts by 9%. Many smokers say they would properly dispose of their butts if suitable receptacles were available.
As part of a new joint initiative of KAB and Philip Morris USA, for a limited time U.S. convenience stores can request free litter stands to collect cigarette butts. Litter stands will be delivered to retailers with all materials, hardware and guidance needed for installation. Retailers are asked to maintain litter stands by servicing them regularly.
U.S. convenience stores can request one or more free litter stands until September 15. Interested retailers should email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Name and contact information (phone and email)
- Store name and street address of proposed location
- Details about where the receptacle(s) will be placed
NACS partnered with Keep America Beautiful in 2017 to produce a free retailer resource “Being a Good Neighbor: A Guide to Reducing Litter, Managing Trash and Encouraging Recycling at Convenience Stores.”