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Published by South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) in Kathmandu .
Written in English


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StatementKanupriya Gupta
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25356619M
LC Control Number2012335811

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Consumer Responses to Incentive to Reduce Plastic Bag Use: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Urban India. Kanupriya Gupta () No 65, Working papers from The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics Abstract: In this paper we test for appropriate policies that could help control the use of plastic bags in Delhi. In January , the Government of Delhi introduced a wide-ranging ban on the use of plastic bags . In the sample of shops, 70% were fruit and vegetable shops and 30% were grocery shops. The average value of purchase per plastic bag by the consumer was INR Alternatively, consumers use more plastic bags per rupee in the case of fruits and vegetables (at INR 30) than grocery shops . Consumer Responses to Incentives to Reduce Plastic Bag Use: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Urban IndiaAuthor: Kanupriya Gupta. “Unlike a ban on plastic bags or a tax, the customer is actually offered an incentive. In some cases, the consumer is going to need a bag and that’s okay,” Anawalt said. “The goal here is to eliminate any unnecessary usages of plastic bags by allowing the customer to pick a charity to give back to.”.

in the issue of plastic waste and litter, with , responses to our call for evidence on single-use plastic waste. This is the largest response to a call for evidence in the Treasury’s history. I would like to thank each and every person who took the time to make their voice heard, by writing to us, meeting with us or signing a petition.   Plastic bag use in the UK fell sharply between and , with single-use bags falling from around 12 billion to 7 billion. This was largely thanks to a surge in public awareness of the. Tips To Reduce Plastic Bag Use; The average family accumulates 60 plastic bags in only four trips to the grocery store. Reducing your use of plastic bags is a simple action with huge impact. A Few Ideas. Educate yourself on the impact plastic bags have on our world. Examples of this include bans on microbeads in personal care products or bans on single-use plastic bags. Alternatively, economic instruments aim to influence human behavior through economic incentives or disincentives. Economic incentives aim to promote positive behavior.

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