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
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: email@example.com).
Orapin Laosee, Thunwadee Tachapattaworakul Suksaroj, and Cheerawit Rattanapan are with ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Thailand (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Pintip Srisamai is with Trang Provincial Administrative Organization, Trang, Thailand (e-mail: email@example.com).
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.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).