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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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The paper investigates the relationship between environmental participation and littering. Previous empirical work in the area of littering is scarce as is evidence regarding the determinants of littering behavior. We address these deficiencies, demonstrating a strong empirical link between environmental participation and reduced public littering using European Values Survey (EVS) data for 30 Western and Eastern European countries. The results suggest that membership in environmental organizations strengthens commitment to anti-littering behaviour, thereby supporting improved environmental quality.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology in its series School of Economics and Finance Discussion Papers and Working Papers Series with number 233.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 17 Jun 2008
Date of revision: 17 Jun 2008
Handle: RePEc:qut:dpaper:233

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Keywords: littering; environmental participation; environmental preferences; environmental outcomes;

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  1. Clive L. Spash, 2012. "Green Economy, Red Herring," Environmental Values, White Horse Press, vol. 21(2), pages 95-99, May.
  2. 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.

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