Using the Benefits and Shortcomings of Existing Systems to Create a Sustainable Plastic Bag Eradication Program
Date of Award
Undergraduate Capstone Project
Master of Applied Science
University College, Environmental Policy and Management
Environmental Policy & Mgmt
Frisco, Texas, HDPE, High-density polyethylene, Plastic bag eradication, Single-use plastic bags
Single-use plastic bags (SUPB) have become a nuisance and environmental danger. The City of Frisco's major grocers distributed an estimated 40.7 million SUPBs in 2008. In this same period of time, only 17,168 reusable bags were sold by these same institutions with a 1.56% customer usage rate. By looking at five other SUPB reduction programs, a proposal for a similar system for the municipal government of Frisco, Texas can be created. This proposal recommends that a continued education campaign combined with a fee structured program be put in place. These components supervised by affected parties can create an all encompassing system able to establish the greatest reduction in SUPBs in the community and the most sustainable positive environmental outcomes.
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Starritt, James, "Using the Benefits and Shortcomings of Existing Systems to Create a Sustainable Plastic Bag Eradication Program" (2009). University College: Environmental Policy and Management Capstones. 82.