Abstract

PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) waste is a crucial problem because of its high consumption as disposable packaging. Even used PET plastic is the most accessible type of plastic to recycle. So, recycling PET plastic waste is a solution to the problem of plastic waste that contributes to environmental safety while providing economic benefits towards a circular economy. In a circular economy, the consumer is the initial entity producing waste to be recycled. So that consumers can act as suppliers in reverse logistics, this study aims to analyze consumer behavior after PET consumption in terms of economic, social, environmental, and regulatory aspects. This study was conducted with a survey on household consumers with residence, education, and income variables. The survey results were presented using descriptive statistics, and the relationship between the variables was tested using the Chi-Square test. The survey results show an association between residence, education, and income variables with post-consumption consumer behavior. This research contributes to determining consumer behavior, leading to increased consumer engagement in the return of waste products in reverse logistics through implementing policies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMoving Integrated Product Development to Service Clouds in the Global Economy - Proceedings of the 21st ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2014
EditorsLoon-Ching Tang
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages99-108
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781643684086
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2023
Event10th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications, ICIEA 2023 - Phuket, Thailand
Duration: 4 Apr 20236 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameAdvances in Transdisciplinary Engineering
Volume35
ISSN (Print)2352-751X
ISSN (Electronic)2352-7528

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Applications, ICIEA 2023
Country/TerritoryThailand
CityPhuket
Period4/04/236/04/23

Keywords

  • PET
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • circular economy
  • consumer behavior
  • post-consumption
  • reverse logistics

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