35 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2008
Date Written: July 21, 2008
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.
Keywords: Littering, Environmental Participation, Environmental Preferences, Environmental Outcomes
JEL Classification: H260, H730, D640
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Torgler, Benno and Garcia-Valiñas, Maria Angeles and Macintyre, Alison, Justifiability of Littering: An Empirical Investigation (July 21, 2008). FEEM Working Paper No. 59.2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1165203 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1165203