Plastic Bag Litter Research

Confidential Client | Arlington, VA | Completed: 2010

MSW Consultants assisted this client in developing a white paper on the incidence of plastic retail bag litter in the overall litter stream. Specifically, the white paper focused on assembling independent, balanced information about the incidence of plastic bags in the overall litter stream in addition to other pertinent information about the transport and accumulation of litter through wind and waterways, specifically in the area of the Anacostia Waterway located in Washington, DC. The white paper itemized key findings of the Anacostia Watershed Plan, and provided expert commentary on the reasonableness of the findings. Additionally, MSW Consultants provided data from other litter studies that have been performed over the past seven years in order to provide a balanced snapshot of the contribution of plastic bags to overall litter stream.