Consumer Preference and Willingness to Pay for Non-Plastic Food Containers in Honolulu, USA

  title={Consumer Preference and Willingness to Pay for Non-Plastic Food Containers in Honolulu, USA},
  author={Michele L. Barnes and Catherine Chan-Halbrendt and Quanguo Zhang and Noe Abejon},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Protection},
Expanded polystyrene (EPS), a petroleum based plastic polystyrene, has an immense environmental impact with a degradation rate of over 500 years, and is a possible human carcinogen that may cause cancer in humans. Nonetheless, EPS is the most commonly used material to produce takeout food containers, a single use item that is quickly discarded. With growing recognition of the high environmental costs of EPS products and their pressure on landfill resources, EPS food container bans have become… Expand

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