Behavioral Response to Plastic Bag Legislation in Botswana

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Dikgang, Johane ; Visser, Martine (2010)
  • Subject: demand, environment, litter, plastic bags, price
    • jel: jel:Q58 | jel:Q53
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

This paper investigates the use of charges and standards in dealing with a common externality, plastic litter from shopping bags in Botswana. The country passed a plastic bag tax (effective 2007) to curb the plastic bag demand. Interestingly, the legislation did not for... View more
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