A ban on plastic bans came into force this week where 75 of Thailand’s key retailers eventually bit the bullet and decided to cave into pressure and stop issuing plastic bags to shoppers. It’s not only the right things to do, it will set a vital example for Thais and force them into starting some new habits.
Gone, it seems, are the days where you will be casually handed a plastic bag to put your bag of chips or apple (also wrapped in plastic) into a single-use bag that will be disposed of as soon as you get home.
So that pile of plastic bags you’ve stored under the kitchen counter is going to get smaller and we’ll all have to get used to taking along some other bag to do our shopping in the future.
Even though the plastic ban is just a small step in a much larger challenge, this step will surely be an important initiative that will set up Thailand as a responsible user of plastics in the future.
Thai’s, as usual, have been particularly creative this time. We love and applaud all the ideas!!
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