The last straw: an exploratory study of receptivity to the movement to ban single-use plastic straws
LE3 .A278 2019
Bachelor of Arts
With a look at Marxism, ecofeminism, and existing literature, I seek to discover what factors influence the receptiveness of students at Canadian universities to the movement to ban single-use plastic straws, with a specific focus at whether socioeconomic status plays a role. Through a questionnaire, data collected from 433 students at Acadia University is analyzed to determine potential factors may influence one’s attitudes, behaviours, and opinions towards the natural environment and the movement to ban single-use plastic straws. The results from the questionnaire reveal that although socioeconomic status may not play a vital role, gender, academic majors, and financial means influence a students’ receptiveness to the movement to ban single-use plastic straws and behaviours towards the natural environment.
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