Local Consumer Survey - Plastics Litter

Survey created by local nonprofits and community citizens in Chatham County. The sole purpose of this survey is to collect local perspectives on single use plastics and litter. The items in this survey do not reflect any current individual government policy.

You will need between 5 - 15 minutes to complete the questions. Thank you for participating. 

* 1. What is your home zip code?

* 2. Do you consider litter a problem in Chatham County?

* 3. Do you consider PLASTIC litter a problem in Chatham County?

* 4. Do you consider cigarette butts a form of plastic litter?

* 5. What type of litter do you see most often across Chatham County (choose all that apply)?

* 6. Which of the following changes to reduce plastic litter would you support (choose all that apply)?

* 7. How often do you see litter in the form of plastic bags?

* 8. How often do you see litter in the form of Styrofoam takeaway containers (cups, boxes, plates etc)?

* 9. How often do you see litter in the form of single use plastic bottles?

* 10. How often do you see cigarette butts as litter, meaning disposed of on sidewalks, parking lots, and in natural landscapes like beaches?

* 11. When shopping, do you bring your own reusable bags?

* 12. What is the reason you don’t bring you own reusable bag (when/if)?

* 13. If you regularly use single use plastic bags, what do you do with them after shopping?

* 14. Would you support a ban on single use plastic bags in Chatham County?

* 15. How often do you buy food or beverages served in Styrofoam takeaway containers?

* 16. Would you support a ban on single use Styrofoam takeaway containers in Chatham County?

* 17. In an average week, how many of your food or beverage items are packaged in Styrofoam?

* 18. Do you use refillable bottles for beverages (water, soda, tea, etc)?

* 19. How often do you buy beverages served in single use plastic bottles (water, soda, water, tea, etc)?

* 20. How strongly do you agree with this statement: “I would support Chatham County’s participation in a statewide bottling deposit fee” (for example: a .05 cent deposit included in the price of a beverage, when you return the bottle, you get that .05 cents back at any store that sells bottled beverages)?

* 21. Does seeing cigarette butts on the beach deter you from a return visit to that beach?

* 22. Are you motivated to shop or eat at businesses that reduce their single plastic footprint?

* 23. Do you currently seek out businesses that are eliminating single use plastics?

* 24. If you answered yes to the previous question, tell us how you find these businesses:

* 25. Do you currently request “no straws” when dining in or for take away?

* 26. Would you continue patronizing a restaurant that stopped providing straws?

* 27. What could local government or local businesses do to help you reduce using single use plastics (choose all that apply)?

Survey results will be published by One Hundred Miles, in early 2018.  Out of respect for your privacy we have not asked for your contact info.

To learn more, you can visit OneHundredMiles.org or Contact Paulita@OneHundredMiles.org for a full report in Spring of 2018.

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