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Local Environmental Quality Survey of England (LEQSE); Analysis of 2014/15 Data - EQ0107

Analysis of data on local environmental quality in England (data collected in 2014/15).
The report shows results from the 2014/15 LEQSE, the 14th and final year of consecutive surveys undertaken by Keep Britain Tidy into local environmental quality, with focus on litter but also staining (particularly from chewing gum), leaf and blossom fall, weed growth, graffiti, detritus and fly posting.

The report shows an overall picture of some marginal improvement since the survey started in 2001, with most sites surveyed having an acceptable standard in local environmental quality – for example 90% of the monitored sites were at or above an acceptable standard for litter in 2014/15. Four types of litter, however, showed some increase in prevalence in 2014/15: fast-food related (continuing a trend in recent years), snack packs, discarded food and drink and supermarket carrier bags.

The aim of the project is to analyse data that has been collected during 2014/15 under the Local Environmental Quality Survey in England and produce a report that delivers an overall picture of the standard of local environmental quality in England.

It will also explore what significant changes there have been when reviewing trends over time, which is informative for local and national government, policy makers, organisations working to improve local environmental quality and private sector organisations, while at the same time raising awareness with members of the public.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : Local Environmental Quality Survey of England, 2014-15   (1806k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2015

To: 2015

Cost: £29,986
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Keep Britain Tidy
Fields of Study
Waste Management