Received: 2017-03-15  |  Accepted: 2018-01-15

Title

Solution for sustainable development: provisions limiting the consumption of disposable plastic carrier bags in Poland


Abstract

Plastic bags are unusually comfortable solution for consumers (particularly if are free of charge) and constitute a sort of sign of time. However, they are also an enormous environmental challenge, because they become waste after a very short life cycle. In the world this problem had already been noticed some time ago and many states took action being aimed at limiting the use of disposable plastic carrier bags. In 2018 Poland, forced by notations of the EU directive, was also included in the group of these states. This article was devoted to discussion about a solution accepted in Poland and its contribution to the accomplishment of the concept of sustainable development. As the result of the study it can be stated that it is possible to limit the consumption of disposable plastic bags in Poland, however another fear is a fact that the first signals of the leakiness of the system and the possibility of avoiding the recycling fee already appeared.


Keywords

plastic bags, plastic bag levy, lightweight plastic bag, sustainable packaging


JEL classifications

Q01 , Q53 , Q56


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jssi/papers/papers/view/283


DOI

10.9770/jssi.2018.7.3(7)

Authors

Ślusarczyk, Beata
Częstochowa University of Technology
North-West University
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Kot, Sebastian
Częstochowa University of Technology
North-West University
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Title

Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues


Issue date

2018


ISSN

ISSN 2029-7017 (print)
ISSN 2029-7025 (online)

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