Faculty Advisor

Oates, Karen Kashmanian


The objective of this project was to assess the receptivity of people changing from using plastic or paper bags to ones made of cloth in the Worcester area. Plastic usage is a growing concern across the world and is a main contributor to the pollution crisis. Plastic pollution wreaks havoc on the environment and creates dangerous chemicals to people and animals alike. There are numerous other reasons to make this change as they will be explained later in detail and this project aims to determine the likelihood of people from varying age ranges to make this change. The methods used to obtain the information found throughout this paper were obtained via articles from the internet and created and given surveys and interviews.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted


Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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