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Unpublished Paper
THE 2014 American State Litter Scorecard FINAL: Includes Scores, Charts
(2014)
  • Stephen [Steve] Spacek
Abstract
A NEW State Litter "Scorecard" is released for the 2014 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference. Every three years, the Scorecard approximates each state’s overall public spaces environmental quality through tried-and-true, hard-to-publicly obtain objective and subjective measures, resulting in a total overall jurisdictional score. Readers gain a realistic "picture" of "what's going on" within one or all of the 50 states. Illegal littering and dumping, found frequently on or near transportation paths, creates danger to public safety and health, with 800+ Americans dying each year by vehicle collisions with unmoved roadway debris. Because policy makers, public administrators and citizens are ever more involved in effectuating “green” outcomes, satisfactory public spaces waste removals are vital. Since 2008, major publications (the Boston Globe; TRAVEL+LEISURE; National Cooperative Highway Research Program's "Reducing Litter on Roadsides" Journal) have referred to the Scorecard, an ever valuable, trusted standard for improving debris/litter abatement in states and localities.
Keywords
  • litter scorecard,
  • states,
  • America,
  • South Carolina,
  • Nevada,
  • Indiana,
  • state with most litter
Publication Date
Summer August, 2014
Comments
2014 S. Spacek Public Service Consulting. NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE
Citation Information
Stephen [Steve] Spacek. "THE 2014 American State Litter Scorecard FINAL: Includes Scores, Charts" (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/stevespacek/6/