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Consumption of Plastic bags and its Impact on Environment

Sarwat Afzal, Irfan Ali, Imdad Ali, Muhammad Adil, Suman Gangwani and Faryal Shaikh
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Irfan Ali: Research Fellow, SZABIST
Imdad Ali: Research Fellow, SZABIST
Suman Gangwani: Research Fellow, SZABIST
Faryal Shaikh: Research Fellow, SZABIST

International Journal of Asian Social Science, 2012, vol. 2, issue 4, 544-549

Abstract: The research was done on the consumption of plastic bags and its possible impact on environment. We considered the consumption of plastic bags as recycling, alternatives and disposal, and to be specific we defined environment impact on drainage and street waste. The respondents’ were the 20 years of age and older without any gender discrimination, and assumed to be users of plastic bags. The data was collected from the crowded shopping centers of city. Correlation and regression techniques were used to test the hypothesis. The objective of the research was, to know whether consumption of plastic has any impact on environment. Result showed that there was a positive relationship of consumption of plastic bags and its impact on environment, which supported the previous research in the literature review.

Keywords: Consumption; Environment; Plastic Bags. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
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