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dc.contributor.authorMugisha, Johnny
dc.contributor.authorDiiro, Gracious
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-23T14:43:30Z
dc.date.available2022-02-23T14:43:30Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationMugisha, J., & Diiro, G. (2015). Households’ responsiveness to government ban on polythene carrier bags in Uganda. Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, 4(1), 216-224.http://dx.doi.org/10.15640/jaes.v4n1a27en_US
dc.identifier.issn2334-2412
dc.identifier.urihttps://nru.uncst.go.ug/xmlui/handle/123456789/2277
dc.description.abstractPolythene carrier bags have become common in Uganda largely due to their desirable properties that are considered convenient by consumers. They have, however, turned out to be a big nuisance and threatening the environment due to their non-biodegradable nature amidst improper disposal systems. The government of Uganda thus banned the use of the bags in July 2007. A study was conducted to determine households’ willingness to pay for alternative carrier materials, and to determine factors that affect household’s willingness to pay for such alternatives. The study sample included households in urban and peri-urban areas from whom information was collected using a pre-tested questionnaire. It was noticed that a large proportion of the respondents were aware of the ban and had positive attitudes towards the ban. Majority of the respondents expressed the need and willingness to stop using polythene bags in favour of alternative materials (durable woven baskets, cloth bags, paper bags and local kikapu bags). Factors explaining household willingness to pay for alternative materials included existence of awareness campaigns, availability of garbage collection services, sex of household head and ownership of occupied residence.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Agriculture and Environmental Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectBan, household, polythene bag, willingness to payen_US
dc.titleHouseholds’ Responsiveness to Government Ban on Polythene Carrier Bags in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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