North Myrtle Beach awarded top honors in national rankings for the environment

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Commission has been recognized by a national environmental organization for it's efforts to reduce litter, minimize waste, and for encouraging recycling.

"In qualifying for a President's Circle Award, the Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Commission has met Keep America Beautiful's standards of excellence by conducting an annual Litter Index,
calculating the affiliate's cost/benefit ratio, and engaging volunteers to take greater responsibility for their community environment" said Patt Dowling, a spokesperson for the city of North Myrtle Beach.

According to a news release, award recipients must conduct activities that involve Keep America Beautiful's three core areas of focus: litter prevention, recycling and waste reduction, and beautification/community greening.

"One of Keep America Beautiful's most effective tools is the work of our grassroots network of
affiliate organizations, which has an impact on millions of Americans each year," said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Matthew M. McKenna.

"You will see the commission members and volunteers at many events in our community, helping to recycle, and their work this year at encouraging people to remove hazardous and bulk materials from their homes and garages produced great results." said North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley.

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