Levels of awareness and compliance of Dasmariñas market vendors on City Ordinance No. 03-S-2012 otherwise known as "Ordinance regulating the use of plastic bags and styrofoam in the City of Dasmarinas"

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Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology


Environmental Law, Compliance, Vendors


The descriptive correlational research method was used in the study. A self-made questionnaire was utilized. Out of the total population of 1,200, the researchers obtained responses from 289 market vendors. Statistical treatments used in the study are percentage distribution, frequency, mean, standard deviation, t-test for independent means, ANOVA, Spearman’s rank correlational coefficient and ANOVA post-hoc. The study concludes that most of the respondents were young adults, high school graduates, have been in business for less than a year, selling wet goods and working in Pamilihang Lungsod ng Dasmarinas. They were fully aware of the provisions of the city ordinance. They were moderately complying with the provisions of the city ordinance. The respondents’ level of awareness did not vary when they were grouped according to age, educational attainment, length of business operation, type of goods sold, status of stalls and location of market. The level of compliance of the public market vendors varied when grouped according to location of markets. Vendors from Luzviminda II market have the highest level of compliance. There is a moderately positive correlation between the level of awareness and compliance of the respondents on the provisions of the city ordinance. The reasons for non-compliance of the market vendors on the provisions of the city ordinance were poor durability of paper bags, suitability of alternative packaging to the products sold, being used to using plastic bags, lack of supply of alternative packaging materials, and customer demand.

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