INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : (22) Last page : (28)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-6689
Awareness Regarding Ban on Plastic and Management Practices Among Homemakers of Dharwad City
Shobha N. Huilgol1* and Veena S. Jadhav 2
Ph.D Scholar1 and Professor & Univ. Head2,
Department of Family Resource Management, College of Community Science, UAS Dharwad
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 3.07.2018 | Revised: 12.08.2018 | Accepted: 19.08.2018
Plastic bags have become common in everywhere largely due to their desirable properties that are considered convenient by consumers. However, plastic bags turned out to be a big nuisance and threatening the environment due to their non-biodegradable nature, and improper disposal systems. The government banned the use of the bags in 2011 A study was conducted to determine households’ perception towards plastic ban and management practices of plastic bags among the homemakers of Dharwad city during 2015-18. Total sample of households are 200. The study sample included households in urban areas of Dharwad city from whom information was collected using a self-structured questionnaire. It was noticed that a large proportion of the respondents were aware of the ban on and had positive attitudes towards the ban. The respondents herd the information of plastic ban through television and print media followed by friends. The homemakers of Dharwad city are practicing very good method of plastic bag usage and disposing method. Whereas after plastic ban they are facing problems while shopping such as non-availability of alternative material for carrying goods and high price for the alternative carry bag.
Key words: Plastic bags, Plastic Ban, Practice, Disposing method.
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Cite this article: Huilgol, S.N. and Jadhav, V.S., Awareness Regarding Ban on Plastic and Management Practices Among Homemakers of Dharwad City, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(4): 22-28 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6689