Evaluation of municipalities’ efforts to reduce littering

2013 EEEN Forum

Sara Holmgren, PhD, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

This contribution highlights the efforts done by mtmicipalities to prevent littering in the Swedish society. People leave traces of their presence in the form of the rubbish they leave in urban and natural settings, and along shorelines. It is of interest to evaluate the efforts done by municipalities to prevent littering since littering costs society money and can negatively impact human and animal health The purpose of the evaluation was to give an indication of how many municipalities are currently working with public attitudes regarding littering, and identify the factors that contribute to success in combatting littering, and to learn from mtmicipal experiences. The insight deriving from the municipalities will be presented at the session. Finally, methodological challenges will be discussed.

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