publication . Preprint . Conference object . 2016

Are consumers concerned about plastic water bottles environmental impact?

Caroline Orset; Nicolas Barret; Aurélien Lemaire;
Open Access
  • Published: 02 Jun 2016
Abstract
International audience; Although plastic induces environmental damages, almost all water bottles are made from plastic. However, these damages are more or less significant according to the plastic used. This study evaluates the consumers' willingness to pay (WTP) for different plastics used for water packaging. Successive messages emphasizing the characteristics of plastic are delivered to participants allowing explaining information influence on the consumers' WTP. We find that information has a significant effect on WTP. The participants' WTP for plastic bottles tends to increase after information emphasizing that the related plastic bottles has no negative im...
Subjects
free text keywords: Biodegradable plastic bottles, bioplastic bottles, information campaign, recycling plastic bottles, regulatory instruments, consumer's willingness to pay, jel:D12, jel:L66, jel:Q57, jel:Q58, Biodegradable plastic bottles, Bioplastic bottles, Consumer's willingness to pay, Information campaign, Recycling plastic bottles, Regulatory instruments., Bouteille plastique, Bouteille plastique biodégradable, Consentement a payer, Campagne d'information, JEL: C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods/C.C9 - Design of Experiments/C.C9.C90 - General, JEL: D - Microeconomics/D.D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics/D.D1.D12 - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis, JEL: L - Industrial Organization/L.L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing/L.L6.L66 - Food • Beverages • Cosmetics • Tobacco • Wine and Spirits, JEL: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics/Q.Q5 - Environmental Economics/Q.Q5.Q57 - Ecological Economics: Ecosystem Services • Biodiversity Conservation • Bioeconomics • Industrial Ecology, JEL: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics • Environmental and Ecological Economics/Q.Q5 - Environmental Economics/Q.Q5.Q58 - Government Policy, [SHS.ECO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Economics and Finance, [SHS.ENVIR]Humanities and Social Sciences/Environmental studies
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publication . Preprint . Conference object . 2016

Are consumers concerned about plastic water bottles environmental impact?

Caroline Orset; Nicolas Barret; Aurélien Lemaire;