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PM urges public to use more reusable bags

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The Prime Minister has invited the general public to opt for reusable fabric bags instead of single-use plastic bags, to help reduce waste and pollution.

 

Prior to the Cabinet’s meeting today, the Minister of Culture, Ittipol Khunpluem led executives and officials to meet with Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, to promote the OCAC’s Altruistic Hearts campaign that encourages the use of reusable fabric bags instead of single-use plastic bags to help reduce waste and the effects of global warming.

 

On this occasion, the Prime Minister joined children to color a dolphin on a fabric bag which will be used instead of plastic bags, and expressed his admiration for the activity and participating children helping to promote the cause.

 

Afterwards, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health was accompanied by ministerial executives to promote the Clean Hands For All campaign celebrating the Global Handwashing Day, where the Prime Minister saw a demonstration of seven essential hand-washing steps, and encouraged all people to wash their hands properly before daily activities such as eating.

 

The Prime Minister then inspected research papers and innovations on single command air quality information systems by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, during which he mentioned that the general public was concerned about changing weather conditions affecting health, and said that the government will continue to address the issue, but will require cooperation from all sides, as well as communications to raise awareness among people in sensitive groups such as children, pregnant women, elders, and patients.

 

The Prime Minister then joined the promotion of a Khon performance by the Khon Committee from the SUPPORT Foundation for the Ramaya Epic on Sueb Makkra, which will be performed from 6th November to 5th December 2019 at the Thailand Cultural Center. The Prime Minister also asked all in attendance to help conserve and pass on national cultural heritage, which is an indicator of a quality tourism culture.

 

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That's a whole lot of stuff attended that could feather his ego and allow him to sound benevolent when passing the message on. A propagandist's dream no less.

But about the bag issue, if you want to accelerate the restrictions on, or banning of plastic bags, and outline workable frameworks for enforcement of it.

 

You need only to visit any market in Thailand to see just how outrageous the problem of plastic misuse is, and how tough a nut to crack it will be.

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Slowly the message is getting through,

ditch the plastic bags,

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1 hour ago, ChipButty said:

554 People died on the roads this month alone and he's worried about <deleted> plastic bags

The problem of plastic is also very important, for road deaths, I am of the opinion that many of these have had exactly what they wanted!

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Easy to say when you never go grocery shopping. Nonetheless, I bring my backpack and reusable bag when I do. 

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That’s what I am doing, bring a cup and bag, i feel like I am a lady.

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I take three (all bought in Vietnam) when I go shopping.  When I unpack them at home, there's still a mountain of plastic/ polestyrene( spelling!) to dispose of from the packing.

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