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Factors influencing the Purchase Intention of Green Packaging among Millennials in Gampaha District of Sri Lanka

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P. M. Munasinghe ,

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Economics and Statistics
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A. A. Shantha

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, LK
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Department of Economics and Statistics
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Abstract

Fast moving consumer goods sector is one of the expanding industries that influences on the green marketing issues. This study seeks to understand how the impact of green packaging on consumer purchasing intention among millennial generation in Gampaha District. The main objective is “to identify the factors that mostly influence on millennial consumer’s green packaging purchase intention”. According to comprehensive literature review, the researcher identified 4 variables of purchase intention namely; Product Characteristics, Environmental Concern, Government Role and Demographic Factors. Further, researcher was able to recognize the most enhancing components for some independent variables. Then, examined the hypothesis by using PLS-SEM except the Demographic Factors. Therefore, Education, Income and Gender under demographic variables tested chi-square test, Pearson correlation and significances by using SPSS. The researcher distributed questionnaires randomly to selected sample of 200 respondents selected under the multi stage sampling method according to a proportion within the 8 GN Divisions out of 37 in Kelaniya DS Division in Gampaha District who age between 18 – 35 years. All examined variables determined positive relationship with Purchasing Intention except Gender. However, the outcomes represented that no significant effect of Government Role, Environmental Concern, Income, Gender and Investment of Government under the Government Role but other mentioned variables recorded 95% significant on Purchasing Intention. The study identified that younger generation has an awareness and knowledge about ecological behavior. The implications of this study formed awareness into buying intention towards ecological packaging which can be used by FMCG businesses in Sri Lanka when deigning product packages.
How to Cite: Munasinghe, P.M. and Shantha, A.A., 2021. Factors influencing the Purchase Intention of Green Packaging among Millennials in Gampaha District of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Marketing, 7(2), pp.49–79. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljmuok.v7i2.64
Published on 30 Aug 2021.
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