Impact free plastic bags ban on distribution specialized food stores Netherlands 2016

This statistic shows the outcome of a survey on the impact of the free plastic bags ban on the distribution of plastic bags in specialized food stores in the Netherlands in 2016. During the surveyed period, roughly seven percent of the Dutch respondents working in specialized food stores indicated that the ban on free plastic bags had led to a 1-20 percent lower distribution of plastic bags in their store.

Could you estimate how the ban on free plastic bags has impacted the number of plastic bags distributed?*

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Release date

April 2017



Survey time period

November 16, 2016 to December 5, 2016

Number of respondents

300 respondents

Special properties

specialized food store employees**

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Kunt u een inschatting maken van hoeveel plastic tassen er minder worden uitgegeven sinds het verbod op gratis verstrekking?"

** Interviewed were managers and cashiers.
*** Statista estimate.

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