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dc.contributor.authorSagebiel, Julian-
dc.contributor.authorKarok, Lukas-
dc.contributor.authorGrund, Julian-
dc.contributor.authorRommel, Jens-
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-02T10:15:04Z-
dc.date.available2020-12-02T10:15:04Z-
dc.date.issued2020-09-28-
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/12094-
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-10969-
dc.description.abstractCigarette littering in public spaces is an environmental and aesthetic problem. Broken windows theory posits that visible signs of anti-social behavior such as littering create the perception of a social norm in built environments. Cigarette butts on the ground then encourage people to drop theirs as well. We test this theory on benches of a university campus in a field experiment with two treatments: (1) a clean environment with no cigarette butts on the ground and (2) a dirty environment with 25 cigarette butts on the ground. Our outcome variable is the number of additional cigarette butts on the ground after two hours. We find a small effect of approximately 0.5 butts less per 2-hour period on clean grounds. Increased cleaning efforts can thus reduce littering, but the effect is probably too small to justify additional cleaning costs.en
dc.description.sponsorshipTU Berlin, Open-Access-Mittel – 2020en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc333 Boden- und Energiewirtschaftde
dc.subject.otherbroken windows theoryen
dc.subject.othersustainable urban environmentsen
dc.subject.otherBerlinen
dc.subject.otherGermanyen
dc.subject.otherpublic cleaningen
dc.subject.otherbuilt environmenten
dc.titleClean environments as a social norm: a field experiment on cigarette litteringen
dc.typeArticleen
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
dc.identifier.eissn2515-7620-
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.1088/2515-7620/abb6daen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleEnvironmental Research Communicationsen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBristolen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume2en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameInstitute of Physics Publishingen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber091002en
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