Clean Beaches Pay Off

Huntington Beach

Keeping beaches clean is good for the environment but also carries a cost. A recent study co-authored by Tim Haab, chair of agricultural, environmental and development economics, helps show the economic payoff of such efforts.  

According to Haab, "A lot of work has been done to quantify the physical costs of ocean debris, but until now we haven’t been able to quantify the economic benefit of cleaning up the beaches and preventing the problem in the first place."  Read more about the study.