Temporary coastal residents are less aware of anti-littering programmes

29 October 2014

The problem of marine litter, whether discarded accidentally or deliberately, is essentially a social and behavioural problem. As such, its solution must also be social. This has led to the development of global programmes aimed at raising awareness and changing behaviour to combat the issue of marine litter.
The results indicated that temporary residents did not litter more than other groups. However, they were less aware of local environmental programmes. The study's authors recommend that coastal industries should provide information on local environmental programmes to temporary workers as part of their induction (Science for Environmental Policy, October 2014).
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