Plastic packaging material value conservation and evident of the consumers' acceptance

Djoko Sihono Gabriel, Dadang Isnandar, Andreanos Jeremia

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Abstract

Virgin plastic pellets are widely used as raw materials in flexible plastic packaging which generate abundant postconsumer plastic waste. The widespread use of recycled plastic pellets as raw materials will reduce plastic waste generation significantly. However, substitution of virgin materials need high quality of recycled plastic pellets which produced from good quality of plastic waste. Design for material value conservation in this case study was a trial implementation of design principles of plastic bag in order to minimize its value degradation of plastic waste, and therefore increase its acceptance by plastic recycling industries. A Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) with Lisrel 8.8 software used as tool of analysis in evaluating consumer acceptance of the two types of design paradigm, current design and material value conservation based design. The results indicated that consumers accepted both type of packaging. With final standard factor loading, the proposed design indicated slightly better correlation coefficients: 0.46 for Ease of Information Delivery and 0.74 for Informational Content variables, better than current design with 0.44 and 0.73 coefficients. Widespread implementation of design for material value conservation will save virgin plastic consumption for plastic packaging production, reduce plastic waste generation as well as support material resource conservation in a better condition of environment. The social and economic benefit will also be obtained as multiplier effect of material value conservation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Engineering, Materials and Mechanics II
EditorsJong Wan Hu
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages390-395
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783035713374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event3rd International Conference on Applied Engineering, Materials and Mechanics, ICAEMM 2018 - Okinawa Island, Japan
Duration: 20 Apr 201822 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume773 KEM
ISSN (Print)1013-9826

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Applied Engineering, Materials and Mechanics, ICAEMM 2018
CountryJapan
CityOkinawa Island
Period20/04/1822/04/18

Keywords

  • Consumer acceptance
  • Design for material value conservation
  • Plastic packaging
  • Plastic recycling
  • Structural equation modelling

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