Study Seeks to Shed Light on Reasons People Litter

Litter, which could include anything from cigarette butts and food wrappers to plastic water bottles, is piling up along roadways and waterways nationwide. 

Burns McDonnell
August 27, 2019
By Veronica Roof

Litter is degrading communities across the United States. Burns & McDonnell is working with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) to conduct a national litter study, which the organization plans to use to support efforts to reduce litter with the ultimate goal of ending litter in America.

A KAB study was completed in 2009 to gather quantifiable litter data, but after a decade new research needs to be gathered to maintain current data. The upcoming study will expand on the data collected and enhance the protocol and tools utilized for collection and evaluation of information.  

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