Litter Makes for Costly Cleanup

Litter Makes for Costly Cleanup

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A new survey from Keep Iowa Beautiful says fast-food bags, cigarettes and other garbage tossed out along Iowa roadways costs the state a lot of money to clean up every year. Gerry Schnepf is the executive director of the organization.

Keep Iowa Beautiful worked with the Iowa D-O-T and D-N-R to put together the latest study of roadside litter. Schnepf says the cleanup cost remains high, but there is some positive news when compared to the last survey in 2002.

He says public opinion polls also show 96-percent of Iowans “agree” to some extent that it is important to maintain a clean environment.

Schnepf believes the way to stop littering is to change the mindset of Iowans.

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