More than 16,000 pounds of trash and 157,000 items – including 41,803 cigarette butts – were collected from Rhode Island’s shorelines during a coastal cleanup in September, according to Save The Bay.
Businesses have long been subsidizing the cost of municipal solid waste in Rhode Island, as municipalities have paid the same rate to dump trash for more than two decades while receiving some of that back from landfill profits.
But time is …
Thousands of streetlights in Rhode Island could be converted to power-sipping LED fixtures, under a new incentive program and a state law that allows communities to acquire their lights.
The Ocean State has about 100,000 streetlights, most …