THE REDUCTION OF USING PLASTIC BAGS OF UNDERGRADUATE SUTUDENTS IN FACULTY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SUAN SUNANDHA RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY.
This research aimed to 1) investigate the amount of plastic bags collected in Faculty
of Science and Technology, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University (SSRU); and 2) study on the attitude level of undergraduate students on the reduction of using plastic bags in their daily lives. According to the study, questionnaires were used to collect data from the sample which were 349 undergraduate students from 14 programs in Faculty of Science and Technology by applying stratified random sampling and simple random sampling techniques. Data were analyzed by frequency, percentage (%), mean ( X ) and standard deviation (S.D.). As a result of this research, it was found that 1) the amount of plastic bags collected in Faculty of Science and Technology during November 2018 to February 2019 was 2.76 kg/day by average or equal to 0.025 kg/student/day; and 2) the attitude of undergraduate students on the reduction of using plastic bags in their daily lives as a whole was at high level ( X = 4.01). When considering by item separately, it showed that the highest attitude level on reduction of using plastic bags of undergraduate students was subconscious on the conservation of natural resources ( X = 4.27) followed understanding of the benefit to the environment on plastic bag
reduction ( X = 4.03) and behavior on the reduction of plastic bags in their daily lives ( X = 3.72), respectively.