Ban on Plastic Bags Usage: Consumer Perception of Single-Use Plastic Bags in Traditional Market
Parida Angriani, Muhammad Muhaimin, Karunia Puji Hastuti, Sidharta Adyatma, Aswin Nur Saputra
Available Online 24 February 2021.
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- single-use plastic bags, willingness to pay, traditional market
- The policy of prohibiting the use of disposable plastic bags in force in Indonesia is an attempt by the government to reduce the amount of plastic waste. However, the effectiveness of the policy is still questionable, because it is only applied in modern retail stores, while the biggest contributor to plastic bag waste is in the traditional market. This study aims to determine consumer perceptions of government policy regarding the prohibition of the use of disposable plastic bags in traditional markets and the amount of their willingness to pay (willingness to pay) for each plastic bag used. Data was collected using a survey questionnaire to traditional market consumers. The results of the study revealed that the majority of consumers agreed if the policy was applied in traditional markets, but with a note of its gradual application. They also agreed with the implementation of paid plastic bags. Their reasoning is based on the perception that the policy can increase public awareness and concern to reduce the use of disposable plastic bags. The average value of consumers’ willingness to pay for a plastic bag varies and can still be reached, so consumers are still willing to pay more. So, if you want to reduce the use of plastic bags in the community, the price of plastic bags must be even more expensive or look for alternatives to plastic bags, such as the use of shopping baskets/bags or the use of environmentally friendly plastic bags.
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TY - CONF AU - Parida Angriani AU - Muhammad Muhaimin AU - Karunia Puji Hastuti AU - Sidharta Adyatma AU - Aswin Nur Saputra PY - 2021 DA - 2021/02/24 TI - Ban on Plastic Bags Usage: Consumer Perception of Single-Use Plastic Bags in Traditional Market BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences Education (ICSSE 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 226 EP - 232 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210222.036 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210222.036 ID - Angriani2021 ER -