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Some 7-11 branches to implement 'no plastic bags' policy from Nov 25

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13 hours ago, fforest1 said:

How many people PLAN ahead of time their 7-11 shopping....

 

I bet virtually every last person reading this does not PLAN all their 7-11 shopping....

 

So we carry bags around we us 24/7 now?

Why not ?   Why should non-Thais be any different ?    At least if you have to buy one each time you will be benefiting local hospitals.

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Makes commercial sense (which is, I guess, why Makro does it) and good for the environment, not very often these two factors coincide. Dammit, now I'm gonna have to find a new way to feel all holy and virtuous.

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26 minutes ago, onekoolguy said:

One of the great conveniences of modern times was the introduction of inexpensive plastic bags. The problem is not the bags, it's the proper disposal of trash.

The answer is not to take away the bags but fix the disposal issues! 

Tax sugar drinks, take away our plastic bags, etc. So nice to have governments that take care of our well being! Elites vs lemmings! 

Same with gun. Gun don't kill people, people do. Such a simple problem! 

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13 minutes ago, nausea said:

Makes commercial sense (which is, I guess, why Makro does it) and good for the environment, not very often these two factors coincide. Dammit, now I'm gonna have to find a new way to feel all holy and virtuous.

Makro and 7-11 are 2 very different animals...

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13 hours ago, Amusements said:

I can't remember the last time I needed a plastic bag from 7/11. I always carry a 15l dry bag when I am on my bike. A few years ago I would usually get a funny look when I turned down a plastic bag, now I always get a smile, so things are definitely changing for the better.

Same here, but they still sometimes offer/ask if I need a plastic spoon for yogurt.   As I shop in a small local town some of the staff recognise me and don't even offer a bag/s or spoons.   I buy little from 7/11 and why do I need a plastic bag to carry toilet rolls which are already plastic wrapped. 

 

In my 70's I take the extra opportunity for exercise, by walking to my local market 3km away a couple of times each week with a small backpack.   I have plastic bags for fruit / veg and don't use an extra bag for things like cooked corn.    If I buy bread I can recycle that bag for kitchen waste etc.  

A plastic bag takes little space, just think how much clutter you may already have with a phone etc. so you wouldn't even notice a rolled up small plastic bag.  
 

Perhaps many people are too shy and think that they will be looked down on or seen as cheap or poor, "Oh, look he's/she's had to bring a plastic bag".    Others may say, "Thank you".

 

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13 hours ago, PremiumLane said:

but how will people carry their one pot of yoghurt? Or, god forbid, that mini bottle of milk... 

Maybe 7/11 can offer a "Quick stop" dining area, no seats just a table to stand at.   ( Although there will always be those who would take advantage and stay there all day with their Smart phones ).

Bit like drinking street side coffee in Brazil, stand at a small table down your black coffee and glass of water and go on your way.   At least it was like that back in the 70's.

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Pay attention here. 

"Convenience store chain “7-11” will stop giving plastic bags to shoppers at 137 pilot branches starting November 25.."

There are over 8,000 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand.

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13 hours ago, Monomial said:

So they seriously think that when I go in there and take out 6 bottles of beer from the refrigerator, bring it up to the counter in a red basket and pay for it, that I am going to be able to carry it out without a bag? I've only got 2 hands guys...

 

I have around 50 umbrellas because I can't be bothered to carry one of those around, and I have to buy it everytime. You think I'm going to carry around a bag just to buy beer?  These guys have lost the plot. 7-11 is supposed to be for convenience. If it is inconvenient for me, I ain't gonna pay their premium prices, and I'm sure not going to pay for a useless cloth bag every time. If I have to put in the effort to plan for a shopping trip, I definitely won't plan to pay premium prices at a 7-11.

 

If CP had even a lick of sense, they'd be fighting the government on this policy rather than capitulating. It is going to kill their business model.

 

 

Wear cargo shorts or cargo pants that have those 2 side pockets. Place a beer in each pocket so that takes care of 2 beers. Carry the other 4 with two held in each hand. Problem solved 🙂 Sometimes you need to use a bit of brain power to solve problems in life 😉

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