Sruthi Dinesh, Prof. Y. Muniraju
Commerce Department Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka
Business organizations are prodded to wipe out the production, distribution and usage of single use plastic goods such as plastic flags, ice-cream sticks, plastic plates, cups, glasses, forks, spoon, knives, straws, trays and other disposable cutleries that have a high potential to become trash. Despite this fact, one of the industries where the single use plastic is rampant is the restaurant sector. The ban and related measures stimulate the restaurateurs to plummet the usage of single use plastic, which seem to be little difficult as the cost of substitutes are relatively high and their availability is also a worry. This complication can be lightened with the good co-operation from customers, when they become ready to use their own reusable and eco-friendly take away food containers wherever possible. This research paper attempts to determine how customers feel about using reusable and environmentally friendly food containers and how much they are attempting to make use of them, particularly in light of the ban on single-use plastic. Correlation technique is used to calibrate the relationship between customers’ attitude and their actual practices. The findings of the study indicate that restaurant patrons have a favourable attitude of environmentally friendly take-out containers. In their real behaviours, this positivism is less apparent. Most of the time, they don't strive to pack food in reusable, environmentally friendly containers. To eradicate the usage of the single use plastic goods, government regulations must be made strong.
Keywords: single use plastic ban, eco-friendly food containers, attitude, behaviour
Journal Name :
International Journal of Southern Economic Light (JSEL)

Published on : 2024-06-22

Vol : 12
Issue : 4
Month : June
Year : 2024
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