Keep Orlando Beautiful
What is litter?
Research and experience prove that litter — intentional or unintentional pollution resulting from consumer waste products being carelessly handled or improperly disposed — attracts more litter. A clean community, by contrast, discourages littering and raises local living standards and quality of life.
Why do people litter?
People tend to litter because they feel no sense of personal ownership. In addition, even though areas such as parks and beaches are public property, people often believe that someone else, a park maintenance or highway worker will take responsibility to pick up litter that has accumulated over time. Because any and all items used in human activity have a potential of being littered, the scale of this issue is significant.
Because Keep America Beautiful believes litter
is often a starting point for other community blight, and that everyone
shares a personal responsibility to help prevent litter in their
community, we encourage solutions that involve public education and
volunteer action. Knowing more about the causes of litter and where it
comes from is a good place to start in addressing litter prevention. One
person, one business, one organization can positively affect the
behavior of others in their community.
What can you do to help?