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I see a franchising opportunity for someone to sell cheap, inexpensive single use plastic bags on the street in front of every 7-11. I'm sure the law will only prohibit their use by retail chains. Otherwise garbage bags will be illegal. Since a typical plastic bag costs 30 satang, I would imagine a budding entrepeneur can make quite a good living selling bags for a baht each. Kind of like the copy shops at every government office. Ring up your purchase and "please go outside and buy a bag".

 

Problem solved.

 

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21 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

That made me want to go have a big juicy burger, and tell all my friends to have a big juicy burger too. Im doing my part to destroy the planet..... you can fry with a mouth ful of arugula, not me......

You can get plant based burgers these days that are juicy and tasty.  You no longer need to be selfish.

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27 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

I think eliminating people is the best approach. Since carnivores are at the top of the food chain, we should probably start with vegans.

Are you a carnivore 😂

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17 minutes ago, Naamblar2014 said:

You can get plant based burgers these days that are juicy and tasty.  You no longer need to be selfish.

I like being selfish, That's The human condition. It's All about me.

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6 hours ago, Con Peoples Fund said:

Great great great, small step in the right direction. Kudos to those top dogs who implement this initiative.

Correct and credit to those people... but should of done it yesterday!

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3 hours ago, canuckamuck said:

The real problem is that Thailand has a major litter problem. What a huge difference would be made if they simply didn't leave garbage all over the place. All of those bags properly disposed of would make a 100% difference in the amount of bags getting to  the ocean. Wouldn't that be an easy place to start. A well thought out anti-littering campaign like the western world had in the 70's.

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i think a better solution is to do like in the west,

you can have your plastic bag, but its going to cost you

X for every bag

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6 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Unless I've misread it, it's not a 'ban', but an 'agreement'. I wonder how binding or effective will it be:

I notice it says 'major retailers like CP Group (7-Eleven), Central and The Mall Group'. Are there some other retailers too, that have not been named?

 

I really, really hope it works. We'll see in four months time.

2021 according to the OP headline, bit more than four months.

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I was gobsmacked the other day when I made a number of small purchases at my local homepro and the cashier rang them up, took my money, and walked away. 

 

When I finally managed to get her attention I asked her for a bag and i was told there were no bags on offer, even for purchase. My items, though smaller were quite difficult to manhandle home. 

 

I admire the sentiment, and support the cause, but alternatives must be offered, as they were before the advent of plastic, or the ban won't work. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Fat Prophet said:

There were "viable alternatives" before plastic bags became common place -- paper bags. There are paper and bio-degradable alternatives readily available to everything made of plastic today, perhaps with the exception of straws. My kids use, wash and reuse metal straws, and they work fine. I have never used a straw in my life (at least that I can remember), and so long as cups, glasses and bottles can be tipped, I do without them just fine. There may be a minor cost/price issue, but the alternatives are there, NOW. 

Well said...the alternative are available but only as a personal choice, not enforced.

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Please no Thai bashing.
This may be a small and late step, but it's a step in the right direction and a good thing.
It's not thai bashing but more the reality of life in thailand. Initiatives are announced on an almost daily basis and then quickly fade into obscurity. As much as I would hope that this one occurs, the odds are really against it.

As for it being a step in the right direction, not a single bag has been saved yet. I'll hold my applause until 2021 if in fact this ever occurs.

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The whole thing is utter nonsense. Plastic doesn't chuck itself into the ditches, rivers or fields.

 

The Thais will just throw out the packaging and cartons without the bag.

 

Education, education and even more education; starting at toddler stage. A bit of rubbish disposal planning would help too.

 

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It’s “In The Bag” then. 

Good move, now let’s see what can be done about

Plastic Straws, Cutlery etc.,

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26 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

The whole thing is utter nonsense. Plastic doesn't chuck itself into the ditches, rivers or fields.

 

The Thais will just throw out the packaging and cartons without the bag.

 

Education, education and even more education; starting at toddler stage. A bit of rubbish disposal planning would help too.

 

No. Simply not littering will not keep plastic out of the water table, it will merely concentrate where it is deposited. 

 

Rubbish limittion, banning of Single use plastics for things that actually can be recycled or repurposed combined with a proper plan for disposal is necessary the world over. 

 

Alas, it is very difficult to see the big picture or be educated when you are more concerned about achieving shelter or your next meal. 

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7 hours ago, fforest1 said:

So every one will need to carry a bag with them at all times now....Never know when you want to go shopping......

Should make anyone from Russia, or Eastern Europe, over the age of 35 feel quite like old times!

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