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Keep America Beautiful
   National Visible Litter Survey
     Litter Cost Research Study
                2009
      Presen...
2009 Litter Survey 
  2009 Litter Survey – Objectives
Three Major Components

  1. Estimate the quantity and types of litt...
Litter Along All U.S. Roadways
            g                y
Estimated 51.2 billion pieces of litter
   4.6 billion 4 in...
Aggregate Litter by Material
 gg g             y
                    Vehicle
                  Debris, 1.5%        Other, ...
Sources of Litter
Sources of Litter

Individual Behavior 
I di id l B h i

     Motorists (52%)
      Motorists (52%)
  ...
Comparing Studies: 1969 vs. 2009 
Comparing Studies: 1969 vs. 2009
 1969 Litter Survey          2009 Litter Survey

 • 29 ...
Litter Reduced 61% Since 1969
Packaging:  46% of Large Litter
Non‐Roadway Sites
  Site Types           /1,000 Ft2

  Transition Points       584

  Storm Drains
  Storm Drains         ...
Direct Costs of Litter:  $11.5 Billion
                         $
     Entity Type    Cost  (million $)
     States       ...
Indirect Costs of Litter
Indirect Costs of Litter
 Business Development Officials Litter impacts
  Business Development O...
Major Findings
Major Findings
   51 2 Billion Pieces of Litter
    51.2 Billion Pieces of Litter
   61% Less Litter Than...
Questions ?
Questions ?
              Steven R. Stein
              Steven R  Stein
    Environmental Resources Planning L...
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Kab National Litter Survey Power Point

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This is the PowerPoint presentation for the results of the 2009 KAB National Litter Study, which researched the amounts and types of litter along roadways and in community areas as well as the direct and indirect costs of litter to the U.S. economy.

Steven R. Stein
Partner
Environmental Resources Planning LLC
www.erplanning.com

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  1. 1. Keep America Beautiful National Visible Litter Survey Litter Cost Research Study 2009 Presentation of Results Steven R. Stein Principal Environmental Resources Planning LLC
  2. 2. 2009 Litter Survey  2009 Litter Survey – Objectives Three Major Components 1. Estimate the quantity and types of litter along our  nations roadways. 2. Estimate the quantity and types of litter along selected  y non‐roadway sites. 3. Estimate the direct and indirect costs of litter abatement  expended by governmental entities institutions expended by governmental entities, institutions,  businesses and citizens.
  3. 3. Litter Along All U.S. Roadways g y Estimated 51.2 billion pieces of litter 4.6 billion 4 inches or larger (9.0%) 46.6 billion smaller than 4 inches (91.0%)
  4. 4. Aggregate Litter by Material gg g y Vehicle Debris, 1.5% Other, 2.5% Construction Paper, Paper Debris, 2.6% 21.9% Tobacco Products, 37.7% Plastic, 19.3% 19 3% Organic, Glass, 4.5% 4.2% Metal, 5.8%
  5. 5. Sources of Litter Sources of Litter Individual Behavior  I di id l B h i  Motorists (52%) Motorists (52%)  Pedestrians (22.8%)  Improperly covered loads (16.4%) Improperly covered loads (16 4%)  Improperly secured containers (1.5%) 
  6. 6. Comparing Studies: 1969 vs. 2009  Comparing Studies: 1969 vs. 2009 1969 Litter Survey 2009 Litter Survey • 29 states • 46 states Interstate and primary  • Interstate and primary All roads  • All roads roads representatively  • Rural roads sampled • Accumulated/fresh  • Rural and urban roads litter • Accumulated litter only • 290 samples 290 samples • 240 samples 240 samples • 20 Categories  • 64 Categories 
  7. 7. Litter Reduced 61% Since 1969
  8. 8. Packaging:  46% of Large Litter
  9. 9. Non‐Roadway Sites Site Types /1,000 Ft2 Transition Points 584 Storm Drains Storm Drains 191 Loading Docks 126 Recreational Areas 105 Construction Sites Construction Sites 101 Retail Shopping 46
  10. 10. Direct Costs of Litter:  $11.5 Billion $ Entity Type Cost  (million $) States $363 Counties $185 Cities $797 Businesses $9,128 $9 128 Educational  $242 NGOs $707 Total: $11,482
  11. 11. Indirect Costs of Litter Indirect Costs of Litter  Business Development Officials Litter impacts Business Development Officials – Litter impacts  decision to locate (36%) Homeowners – Li H Litter influences purchases (93%) i fl h (93%)  Real Estate Agents – Litter affects value (55%) and  decision to show (50%)  Property Appraisers – Litter decreases assessment Property Appraisers  Litter decreases assessment  of property values (60%)
  12. 12. Major Findings Major Findings  51 2 Billion Pieces of Litter 51.2 Billion Pieces of Litter  61% Less Litter Than 1969 Tobacco Products (38%)  T b P d (38%)  Packaging: 46% of Large Litter  Motorists:  Source of 53% of Litter  Direct Cost: $11.5 Billion  Indirect Cost: Reduces Property Values
  13. 13. Questions ? Questions ? Steven R. Stein Steven R  Stein Environmental Resources Planning LLC Litter Projects since 1986 Recycling Projects since 1972 y g j Sstein@ERPlanning.Com Sstein@ERPlanning Com (202) 236‐1580
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