Not a day goes by that I don't notice litter. So I started this website and a program to teach people not to litter. My goal for litterpreventionprogram.com is for it to be the "go to" site for information on littering around the world. Litter problems and solutions, contests, innovations, campaigns, crackdowns, videos, photos, the continued tracking of this worldwide conundrum, the site is a ready-made resource for students, teachers, researchers and the public as well as a diary of this wasteful, trash-filled era..
The problem of littering has confounded human beings since the dawn of packaged goods.
How fortunate was I to stumble on a method that actually changes littering behaviors and attitudes! It stands to reason that music and engagement are involved, as these elements are known to be effective motivators.
Research shows that people who litter will only walk twelve steps with stuff in their hand before they litter it. That's not only lazy, it's crazy! It's sad but true that in this age of over-packaging, some people seem addicted to throwing waste out the car window and leaving refuse behind.
The Litter Prevention Program replaces bad habits with good habits and make people proud to be litter captains in their home, school, community and workplace. Ahhhh - to feel good again. Studies say that people who litter feel bad, that is, litterers have low self-esteem, which manifests itself in this particular anti-social behavior. It's hard to believe, but they will feel better when they give up littering.