Mini Poll: Is An Apple Core Litter?


You are walking in Forest Park, and you just finished an apple. You take the core and you ...

Drop it on the path:
 1%
Drop it in the grass:
 3%
Drop it in the bushes, or toss it into a dense thicket:
 45%
Drop it in a garbage can:
 46%
Drop it somewhere when no one is looking:
 0%
Put it in your pocket or pack:
 5%

You are walking in Citygarden, and you just finished a bag of Billy Goat Chips. You take the packaging and you ...

Drop it on the path:
 1%
Drop it in the grass:
 1%
Drop it in the bushes, or toss it into a dense thicket:
 0%
Drop it in a garbage can:
 87%
Drop it somewhere when no one is looking:
 0%
Put it in your pocket or pack:
 10%

You are walking up Euclid, and you just finished a smoothie. You take the cup and you ...

Leavae it on a ledge, railing, or bench:
 1%
Find a garbage can and drop it there:
 93%
Toss it in a fountain:
 0%
Leave it on the Metro bus:
 0%
Leave it in your car:
 5%
Drop it somewhere when no one is looking:
 1%

You are driving up Tucker, and you finish a banana. You take the peel and you ...

Toss it out the car window as you drive along:
 4%
Drop it out the window at one of the city's many stop signs or stop lights:
 1%
Leave it in your car until you get home:
 58%
Toss it into a garbage can:
 32%
Leave it in your backseat until it becomes a new life form:
 3%
Drop it somewhere when no one is looking:
 2%

You are driving down Gravois, and you finish eating a fast food sandwich. You take the wrapper and you ...

Toss it out the car window as you drive along:
 1%
Drop it out the window at one of the city's many stop signs or stop lights:
 0%
Leave it in your car until you get home:
 69%
Toss it into a garbage can:
 25%
Leave it in your backseat until it becomes a new life form:
 3%
Drop it somewhere when no one is looking:
 1%

SMOKERS ONLY You finish a cigarette outside a building. You...

Stomp it out on the ground:
 29%
Find an ashtray:
 41%
Squish it and keep it in your pocket until you find an ashtray somewhere:
 24%
Drop it somewhere when no one is looking:
 5%

SMOKERS ONLY You finish a cigarette in your car. You...

Toss it out the car window as you drive along:
 33%
Drop it out the window at one of the city's many stop signs or stop lights:
 1%
Leave it in your car until you get home:
 39%
Toss it into a garbage can:
 23%
Leave it in your backseat until it becomes a new life form:
 1%
Drop it somewhere when no one is looking:
 3%

You are at the Moolah to see " Jack the Giant Slayer." The movie ends and you take your drink cup and ...

Leave it in the cup holder:
 12%
Toss it under the seat:
 2%
Drop it in the trash on the way out the door:
 77%
Take it with you:
 7%
Throw it at the screen (Do NOT actually do this):
 0%
Drop it somewhere when no one is looking:
 1%

You're in Carondelet Park, and you see a man finish eating a plum and throw the pit in the grass. You...

Yell at him:
 3%
Walk over and give him a stern lecture:
 1%
Walk over and give him a friendly lecture:
 3%
Catch his eye and waggle your finger at him:
 7%
Pretend not to notice:
 59%
Congratulate the man for attempting to introduce plum trees to the park:
 15%
Go pick it up yourself:
 12%

You are in Fairground Park, and you see a man finish drinking a Diet Dr. Pepper and throw the can into the grass. You...

Yell at him:
 5%
Walk over and give him a stern lecture:
 1%
Walk over and give him a friendly lecture:
 5%
Catch his eye and waggle your finger at him:
 8%
Pretend not to notice:
 24%
Congratulate the man for leaving behind a can to be collected by a recycler:
 2%
Go pick it up yourself:
 55%

Be honest. Do you ever litter?

Always:
 2%
Often:
 1%
Sometimes:
 8%
Sometimes, when no one is looking:
 1%
Sometimes, when the litter is organic (apple cores, plum seeds, etc.):
 57%
Never:
 31%

Be honest. How often do you pick up litter that you didn’t leave?

Always:
 6%
Often:
 29%
Sometimes:
 42%
Rarely:
 17%
Never:
 6%

Compared to other cities you have visited, is St. Louis generally cleaner or more littered?

St. Louis is a lot cleaner:
 10%
St. Louis is some cleaner:
 27%
About the same:
 43%
St. Louis is more littered:
 15%
St. Louis is a lot more littered:
 6%

St. Louis health officers, deputy fire inspectors, NSOs, and police officers are authorized to enforce the provisions of the City anti-litter ordinance. Have you ever received a litter citation or warning, or known anyone who has gotten one?

Yes, I have:
 3%
No, I haven't, but I know someone who has:
 4%
No:
 93%

The City’s anti-litter ordinance allows the collection of fines up to $500 and time in jail for litterers. Do you think litterers should ever be fined and jailed?

Fined and jailed:
 16%
Fined, but not jailed:
 76%
Jailed, but not fined:
 1%
No:
 7%

Why do you think people who litter litter?

Their families or friends do:
 17%
They think it is cool:
 2%
They are just ass hats:
 43%
They think it is convenient:
 26%
They want to feed the animals:
 1%
Some other reason:
 10%

Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.