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Washington State Litter Study Volume II - Litter Generation and Composition Report

 
Publication number Date Published
00-07-023June 2000
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Author(s) Warfield, Megan
Description In 1997, a Litter Task Force was created to evaluate Washington’s litter collection and prevention activities. Recommendations from the Task Force were incorporated as 1998 amendments to the Litter Act. One of the provisions of this legislation directs the Washington State Department of Ecology to conduct a statewide litter survey, which is to be used to guide prevention and clean-up efforts. Previous litter surveys had been conducted by the State in 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, and 1990. The Task Force concluded that previous data may not be representative of today’s situation, although it recommended that the goals of previous surveys be carried forward. Specifically, the goals were to collect “usable data on current litter volumes, composition, sources, the groups contributing to the problem, effectiveness of litter prevention, and levels of littering in different areas of the state.”
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Keywords survey report, recommendations, goals, study, survey, SEPA, litter
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