Investigation of Attitudes and Behaviours of University Students on the Use of Plastic Bags by Structural Equation Modelling

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Gurbuz H., YILMAZ V.

SOSYOEKONOMI, no.38, pp.135-149, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.17233/sosyoekonomi.2018.04.08
  • Journal Name: SOSYOEKONOMI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.135-149
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


The raw material of the plastic bag is obtained from sources that are not renewable and do not spoil for long periods in the environment. In society, thinking that recycling is carried out on nylon bags as a result of misinformation may lead to wrong choices and uses. Nowadays, the nylon bags produced after the recycling process are black nylon bags that we all know. Although black nylon bags are banned in many countries, only a few are illegal in our country. Many campaigns have been launched around the world for the use of nylon bags. With the help of these campaigns, consumers are trying to raise their awareness. In our country, such campaigns are few but made on provincial basis. The aim of these studies is to investigate the attitudes and behaviors of Eskisehir Osmangazi University Statistics Department students to choose cloth bags instead of plastic bag.