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BANGKOK 19 February 2019 02:08
webfact

169 million plastic bags unused at 7-Eleven stores in two months

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Among other convenience stores and supermarket chains in Thailand, Big-C committed on the 4th of December to not provide the ugly, insipid green plastic bags on the 4th of each subsequent month.  Can January 4th they had forgotten that in the Buriram store.   And they hadn't remembered by the 4th of February either.

How have others found there local stores ability to keep to commitments ?

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Of course the not insignificant saving of Baht (now bottom line profit) is being passed on to the customer's, now isn't it?

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

More than 169 million plastic bags have been left unused at Thailand’s 7-Eleven stores in the past two months a huge amount of single-use plastic not making its way into the environment.

Ok. So where do those 169 mio bags make their way to?

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3 hours ago, leeneeds said:

Getting in to the minds of locals how their use and disposal  of plastics effect the environment however small is a large move in the right direction.

 

The excessive use of plastic in packaging and bags is not the responsibility of 'locals' or the consumer;  Or your patronizing  suggestion for the need to 'educate' them in proper use and disposal .

 

The fact is manufactures and retailers provide little or no alternative.

 

It is the need of  getting into the  Corporate mind how the use and disposal  of plastics effect the environment, and instead of concentrating only on maximizing their profits.

 

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, klauskunkel said:

Ok. So where do those 169 mio bags make their way to?

Don't worry, they'll wash up on a beach somewhere, sometime.

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3 minutes ago, rocketman777 said:

The excessive use of plastic in packaging and bags is not the responsibility of 'locals' or the consumer;  Or your patronizing  suggestion for the need to 'educate' them in proper use and disposal .

 

The fact is manufactures and retailers provide little or no alternative.

 

It is the need of  getting into the  Corporate mind how the use and disposal  of plastics effect the environment, and instead of concentrating only on maximizing their profits.

 

 

 

 

seems 7/11 might have seen the light about maximising profits ….. 

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Does this mean 7/11 will have a 50% sale on plastic bags for Chinese New Year?

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7/11 is taking credit for doing nothing. How about just not giving out any bags anymore? Neither government nor 7/11, BigC etc would ever do that because it hurts business. Money first in Thailand, the rest is not important.

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5 hours ago, Bluespunk said:

With row upon row of plastic water bottles in the background as well.

Same for you, its a step in the right direction have to start somewhere 

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5 hours ago, djayz said:

I can only say that most of those bags were not used because customers told staff not to put their groceries into a bag. It most certainly wasn't staff who asked their customers if they wanted a bag or not. 

Bought a banana yesterday, which is already in a bag!, for my son. The cashier girl then put that in yet another plastic bag.... 🤤 One banana, 2 plastic bags... go figure.

There's still a long way to go before they make any real progress, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

You should have taken your banana out..........😁.

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14 minutes ago, Nanaplaza666 said:

Same for you, its a step in the right direction have to start somewhere 

Not using plastic bags is not even close to good enough, plastic bottle use has to end, along with plastic cups, plates, bowls, cutlery and packaging.

 

The planet is in crisis and patting ourselves on the back for not using totally unnecessary products is not going to cut it.  

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47203344

 

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6 hours ago, CelticBhoy said:

5 Baht a bag? Someone's havin' a laugh!

It's 20 satang a bag. 

 

33 Million Baht value of 169 million bags.

Value-per-bag = (33/169) = 0.20 baht i.e. 20 satang.

 

Which school of mathematics did you go to?


 

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So the prices will come down accordingly?

No, i didn't think so.

Just extra bottom line profits. 

 

We take a carry bag to the local market and people still want to put it in a plastic bag before we put it in our own carry bag.

Doh...!!

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5 hours ago, RotBenz8888 said:

2 months of sex restriction in Pattaya would leave 169 million condoms unused.

Think of the rubber farmers, mate,

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