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Justifiability of Littering: An Empirical Investigation

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  • Benno Torgler
  • Maria A. Garcia-Valinas
  • Alison Macintyre

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This paper investigates the relationship between voluntary participation in environmental organisations and the justifiability of littering behaviour. Previous empirical work regarding determinants of littering and littering behaviour remains scarce, particularly in socio-economic analysis. We address these deficiencies, demonstrating a strong empirical link between environmental participation and reduced public littering in the European Values Survey (EVS) data for 30 Western and Eastern European countries. The results suggest that membership in environmental organisations is related to a stronger commitment to anti-littering behaviour, thereby supporting improved environmental quality.

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Article provided by White Horse Press in its journal Environmental Values.

Volume (Year): 21 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 209-231

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Handle: RePEc:env:journl:ev21:ev2111

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Keywords: Litter; environmental participation; environmental preferences; environmental outcomes;

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  1. Cecilia E. Muñoz-Cadena & Pedro Lina-Manjarrez & Irma Estrada-Izquierdo & Eva Ramón-Gallegos, 2012. "An Approach to Litter Generation and Littering Practices in a Mexico City Neighborhood," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 4(8), pages 1733-1754, August.
  2. Clive L. Spash, 2012. "Green Economy, Red Herring," Environmental Values, White Horse Press, vol. 21(2), pages 95-99, May.

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