Faculty Advisor

Chiarelli, James A.

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Center

COSTARICA / Costa Rica

Abstract

Plastic pollution threatens the health of marine organisms and humans. Our project worked with the MarViva Foundation to gauge Costa Ricans’ interest regarding the implementation of a green tax on single-use plastic products through consumer surveys. We researched case studies and other published information supporting the implementation of a green tax. We concluded that the majority of Costa Ricans support a green tax and that legislation on plastic products is likely to be successful given the proper public and retailer education.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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