Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences Education (ICSSE 2020)

Ban on Plastic Bags Usage: Consumer Perception of Single-Use Plastic Bags in Traditional Market

Authors
Parida Angriani, Muhammad Muhaimin, Karunia Puji Hastuti, Sidharta Adyatma, Aswin Nur Saputra
Corresponding Author
Parida Angriani
Available Online 24 February 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210222.036How to use a DOI?
Keywords
single-use plastic bags, willingness to pay, traditional market
Abstract
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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Social Sciences Education (ICSSE 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
24 February 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-340-0
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210222.036How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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