RISING LITTER COSTS OVERSHADOW SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT

This article presented the results of a 1975 Annual Litter Survey, and compared these results to those from previous surveys in 1973 and 1974. A look at costs and litter volume showed that while litter volume increased geometrically, pickup costs showed an arthmetic growth. The survey covered the 50 states, plus a sampling of 8 counties and 8 tollways. It was observed that the states reporting decreases in litter costs and volume invested broadly in trash bins, litter penalties, advertising programs, publicity, and (most importantly) volunteer litter helpers, while the states reporting no change in costs and volume placed heavier emphasis on machines to retrieve litter and also used volunteers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dun Donnelley Publishing Corporation

    222 South Riverside Plaza
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00082877
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM