The University of Florida (UF) is conducting a survey on behalf of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) to learn more about plastic bags, auxiliary materials (e.g., reusable bags, paper bags, gift bags, gift boxes, hat boxes, cloth bags and food takeout boxes and clamshells) and wrappings (UF IRB Protocol Number IRB202101831). The study principal investigator is Dr. Tim Townsend from UF and the Sustainable Materials Management Research Laboratory. The survey will be administered online using Qualtrics until Oct. 31st, 2021, if you are able to participate, please visit the link(s) below.
Depending on your role, please select the appropriate survey link. You are welcome to provide a response for multiple surveys (e.g., resident and local government, local government and recycling facility operator).
Local Government (e.g., Florida city and county); <10 minutes to complete:
Retailers and Restaurants (e.g., Florida grocery stores, convenience stores, clothing and department stores, restaurants); <10 minutes to complete, may take more time if compiling data:
Residents (Florida residents); <10 minutes to complete:
Manufacturers (e.g., suppliers and manufactures of plastic bag, auxiliary materials and wrappings); <10 minutes to complete, may take more time if compiling data:
Recycling Facilities (Florida materials recovery facilities); <10 minutes to complete, may take more time if compiling data:
To read about the consent document associated with this study please click here: Retail Bag IRB Consent document
The final report will be posted here soon.
Thank you for your time!