Plastic Bag Study in Hong Kong

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  • Topic: Plastic shopping bag, Plastic bag, Bags
  • Pages : 35 (8170 words )
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  • Published : February 12, 2013
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|1 |Introduction |2 | |1.1 |Study objectives |2 | |1.2 |Definition |3 | |2 |Background |4 | |2.1 |Current situation |4 | |2.2 |Voluntary plastic bag reduction schemes adopted in Hong Kong |4 | |3 |Research Method |5 | |3.1 |Questionnaire |5 | |3.2 |Interview |5 | |4 |Findings |6 | |4.1 |Findings of questionnaire |6 | |4.2 |Findings of interviews |18 | |5 |Discussion |20 | |5.1 |Extent of Hong Kong shoppers consuming plastic shopping bags |20 | |5.1.1 |The general consumption of plastic bags is not very serious |20 | |5.1.2 |Abuse of bags in carrying dry goods |20 | |5.2 |Shoppers’ consumption behaviour towards the use of plastic bags |21 | |5.2.1 |Shoppers were quite used to receiving plastic bags when shopping |21 | |5.2.2 |Acceptance of plastic bags dropped when cashiers asked shoppers |21 | |5.2.3 |Shoppers were not active enough to decline plastic bags |22 | |5.2.4 |‘Bringing own shopping bags’ has not been developed into a habit |22 | |5.3 |External factors affecting the use of plastic shopping bags |23 | |5.3.1 |The genuine need of plastic bags |23 | |5.3.2 |Lack of alternatives to plastic bags |23 | |5.3.3 |Economic incentives |23 | |5.3.4 |Cashiers seldom ask shoppers whether they need plastic bags |24 | |5.3.5 |Cashiers may not fully utilize the plastic bags |24 | |5.3.6 |Cashiers may use multiple bags to carry the same purchase |24 | |6 |Recommendations |25 | |6.1 |Economic incentive to reduce shoppers’ use of plastic bags |25 | |6.2 |Education...
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