Level of student awareness in using tumbler water bottles in an effort to reduce the use of plastic bottles

Niswatun Indana Jariyah, Ariena Diwa Andarisa, Rachely Annisa Dwi Putriadji, dan Aufan Asidqi, Gigih Prihantono, Ika Atma Kurniawanti

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Abstract

One of the unsolved problems in Indonesia to date is that of waste.Indonesia produces 187.2 million tons of plastic waste. The community is still lacking in awareness about this problem. This research aims to discover how aware college students are regarding the use of tumbler water bottles as an effort to reduce the use of plastic bottles. The method used in this research is quantitative approach, with the data collection method using questionnaires, which includes eight questions. The sample used in this research is 50 students from the Faculty of Science and Technology, which offers eight different majors and four different year classes. 70% of the respondents are students from the Environmental Engineering major, with also 70% of student respondents having graduated from the class of 2017. From the survey data, 58% students bring tumbler water bottles to the campus, but they are still buying drinks in plastic packaging for the bottle refills. Only 18% students chose not to buy drinks in plastic bottles. The average number of students buy approximately 1-2 drinks in plastic packaging per day, even though they already bring tumbler water bottles.96% students already know the effects of plastic waste and 90% students already show willingness to reduce plastic bottle waste.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)369-381
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Creativity and Change
Volume10
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Plastic waste
  • Student awareness
  • Tumbler water bottle

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