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Waste in Our Waterways
Unveiling the Hidden Costs to Californians of Litter Clean-Up

Issue Brief
As revealed in a new report produced on behalf of the Natural Resources Defense Council by Kier Associates, California cities, towns, and tax payers, are shouldering $428 million per year in costs to stop litter from becoming pollution that harms the environment, tourism and other economic activity.

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