Re ECF Project: 2008-15

Project Title: Questionnaire on public usage of plastic bags before and after the implementation Plastic Bags Levy

Applicant: Friends of the Earth (HK) (Ms AU Wing-tsz)

Total Approved Grant: $244,800

Duration: 1/4/2009 to 31/3/2010

Project Status/Remarks: Completed

Scope:
To evaluate the effectiveness and public acceptability of Plastic Bags Levy by studying public usage pf plastic bags before and after the implementation of scheme.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
透過是次意見調查,發現市民在減少濫用購物膠袋行為上及態度上均初見成效。但由於計劃尚未全面實施,現階段無法反映整體耗用購物膠袋量實況。調查除了了解購物膠袋的使用習慣外,亦有研究市民在使用垃圾膠袋及購物袋的習慣。其中,垃圾膠袋問題一直遭受反對聲音及業界批評,然而,調查結果卻反映,縰然多了兩個百分點的受訪者「要用錢買垃圾袋」,但調查同時指出,受訪者使用垃圾膠袋的每月平均數量,由原來的29.4個,減至27.6個,減幅為6%,反映市民可能在「用者自付」下,減少了濫用濫棄的情況。