May 2015

Litter Prevention Community Engagement: Options Paper


Posted in | by Dr Chris Sherrington

A report for Zero Waste Scotland reviewing the potential for a range of community-level and community-led measures to prevent litter.

The study draws upon existing case studies to consider a number of actions including:

  • Maximising the litter prevention potential of litter picks;
  • Motivating behaviour change through a range of incentives;
  • Applying the power of citizen science to engage participants and communicate results;
  • Harnessing the ‘hyper-local’ expertise of groups through community led campaigns; and
  • Building the capacity for litter prevention into community improvement projects, such as community greening, street improvements and wider community building activities.

The report is the latest in a growing body of Eunomia research into litter, its impacts and the steps required to tackle it.

This report is available free of charge. Press the orange button and supply a few details about yourself in order to access the download.