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IJESD 2020 Vol.11(4): 165-169 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2020.11.4.1245

Tourist Behavior of Plastic Waste Reduction in the Coastal Area of Trang Province, Thailand

Weerawat Ounsaneha, Orapin Laosee, Thunwadee Tachapattaworakul Suksaroj, Pintip Srisamai, and Cheerawit Rattanapan

Abstract—The objective of this study is to estimate the tourist behavior of plastic waste reduction in the coastal area of Trang Province, Thailand. 316 tourists (153 male, 163 female) traveling in the five districts along with the coastal area were included as the participants in this study. The results showed that 57 % of the tourists were found to be good behavior. Amongst 14 variables in statistic analysis, knowledge was found as significant predictor after adjusting in full model of multiple logistic regression. The knowledge compain of plastic waste reduction ought to be promoted to increase of awareness among tourists for reducing plastic waste problem in the coastal area at early age. A greater emphasis must be placed on formulation and implementation of policies aimed at addressing the emerging problems of plastic waste in the costal area of Thailand.

Index Terms—Tourist behavior, plastic waste reduction, coastal area, Thailand.

Weerawat Ounsaneha is with Faculty of Science and Technology, Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage, Thailand (e-mail: weerawat@vru.ac.th).
Orapin Laosee, Thunwadee Tachapattaworakul Suksaroj, and Cheerawit Rattanapan are with ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Thailand (e-mail: orapin.lao@mahidol.ac.th, thunwadee.suk@mahidol.ac.th, cheerawit.rat@mahidol.ac.th).
Pintip Srisamai is with Trang Provincial Administrative Organization, Trang, Thailand (e-mail: pintipkwan@gmail.com).

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Cite: Weerawat Ounsaneha, Orapin Laosee, Thunwadee Tachapattaworakul Suksaroj, Pintip Srisamai, and Cheerawit Rattanapan, "Tourist Behavior of Plastic Waste Reduction in the Coastal Area of Trang Province, Thailand," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 165-169, 2020.

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General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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