Demand for refilled reusable products

Daisuke Numata, Shunsuke Managi

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The conversion of one-way polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles into reusable bottles helps reduce environmental burden. Recently, the Ministry of the Environment in Japan began discussing the introduction of reusable bottles. One of the barriers to introducing the new type of bottle is consumer unwillingness to accept refilled reusable bottles. We administered the questionnaires to consumers in a pilot test on reusable PET bottles organized to analyze the demand for these products. To increase the demand for refilled reusable bottles, it is necessary to supply refilled reusable bottles that are acceptable to consumers who are concerned about container flaws and stains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-436
Number of pages16
JournalEnvironmental Economics and Policy Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Demand
  • PET bottles
  • Questionnaires
  • Refilled containers
  • Reusable containers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law


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