Survey: The Usage of Plastic Bags.

This survey is part of our research for a Multidisciplinary Approach to a Sustainable Environment project. It is to help us determine the problem and awareness of the usage of plastic bags in Brunei Darussalam. Therefore your cooperation is highly appreciated. Please tick  where appropriate. Gender: M Age: < 20 F 20-25 26-30 >30 Other (Please Specify____________________)

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1. Do you use plastics bags?

Yes

No Sometimes Seldom 6-10 Never >10

2. How often do you use plastic bags? Always

3. In a week, how many plastic bags do you use or obtain? <5

4. Where do you usually obtain your plastic bags? (You may tick more than 1) Buying from shops for own use From shopping at shops (i.e. supermarkets, convenience stores and department stores). During Bruneian functions (e.g. weddings) Others (Please Specify ________)

5. Rank 1- 6 where you think most plastic bags is used? (1 being the most used and 6 being the least) __ Supermarkets __ Convenience stores (i.e. Kedai Runcit) __ Bruneian Functions __ Others (Please specify_____) 6. Do you bring your own shopping bags during shopping? Always Sometimes Seldom Never __Markets (i.e. Fish markets) __ Department stores __ Garbage Disposal

7. What do you do with plastic bags? (You may tick more than one) Reuse for rubbish bins Reuse for storing and carrying things Burn Other (Please Specify _________) 8. Do you think plastic bags are useful or a nuisance? (You may tick more than 1) Useful Helps to carry things easily It is light and affordable Helps to store things Nuisance Gets into our sewer system and rivers Animals mistaken it as food Can suffocate children Yes | No Reuse for shopping Kept being recycled later Throw away

9. Do you think we should use biodegradable plastic bags?

10. Do you know if plastic bags can be recycled in Brunei? If yes, please state where? Yes, Where? ____________ | No 11. What are your views? SA A not sure People in Brunei are not disposing of their plastic bags appropriately There is too much plastic bags being used in Brunei Shops in Brunei should stop using plastic bags and introduce bringing your own shopping bags for shopping. Shops should use paper bags instead of plastic bags. A law should be passed to stop people using plastic bags at all. Other opinions (Please specify)  Thank you  D SD

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