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

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2 minutes ago, HHTel said:

Until the country bans bags nationwide by law from Jan 2021

 

Someone else that has trouble reading.  137 pilot stores and the rest of the 12,000 from January, just a few weeks away.

 

It's been working in the 7/11's on Koh Samet for some time.  People will soon get used to the change as they have in many other countries.

In Europe we are trained already long time, our household  garbage need recycled in different official labeled bags , some places have even different selection underground containers accessible with chip cards....and they call us " the old world " …..55555

 

Be sure it is coming and shall be followed …. as  now even Thais stop on the red traffic lights …. who in heavens name would expect that to become possible ….5555 lol

 

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1 minute ago, HHTel said:

So many of the posters here will boycott stores not giving out plastic bags.  Good on you.  And come January 2021 when they are banned by law, you will boycott the whole country and leave??!!

Oh only usual big mouth bragging's ….But maybe it could be Bobboner be "the last off the Mohicans " then to finally give in , a national remembering's day then 

lol :cheesy:

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16 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Just wait to hear what the other groups will allegedly be doing.

I was in a Big C yesterday.... the single "fast isle" a hand basket lane with 10 items or less does not provide plastic bags, you have to bring your own or they will sell you a large strong re-usable bag for 79 baht.

All the other check-outs some 20+ cashiers all gave plastic bags as normal.

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 I (and many others) always use the Tesco and 7/11 bags for our rubbish bins at home, saves me from buying plastic rubbish bags 😜😜 guess what, at Tesco you can now buy strong bags to replace the plastic bags at the cashiers . . . and they are made from - guess what? - from stronger plastic !!

 

How laughable !!

 

I cannot see any reduction happening. Moreover, since most of the items sold at 7/11 are wrapped in extra plastic or plastic cups wrpped in more plastic. Just imagine how many bags of plastic does it take to put up with the weight of a shampoo bottle.

 

And not to mention what I said at the beginning: each plastic bags used for the bin at home is one plastic rubbish bin bag less

 

. . . . the real problem are the people who toss the rubbish into the roadsides . . . . just put up with an organized waste management, trash separation and waste burning & processing facilities and incinerators, problem solved. Put up more waste bins at beaches and parks, picnic sites and walkways, And educate the people to USE THEM !

 

But as long as Thais are allowed to kick their waste into the khlongs and the environment, nothing will change.  One has to declare this behaviour such a record great face loss, that eventually a change of the mindset will replace it

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7 minutes ago, crazygreg44 said:

 I (and many others) always use the Tesco and 7/11 bags for our rubbish bins at home, saves me from buying plastic rubbish bags 😜😜 guess what, at Tesco you can now buy strong bags to replace the plastic bags at the cashiers . . . and they are made from - guess what? - from stronger plastic !!

 

How laughable !!

 

I cannot see any reduction happening. Moreover, since most of the items sold at 7/11 are wrapped in extra plastic or plastic cups wrpped in more plastic. Just imagine how many bags of plastic does it take to put up with the weight of a shampoo bottle.

 

And not to mention what I said at the beginning: each plastic bags used for the bin at home is one plastic rubbish bin bag less

 

. . . . the real problem are the people who toss the rubbish into the roadsides . . . . just put up with an organized waste management, trash separation and waste burning & processing facilities and incinerators, problem solved.

 

But as long as Thais are allowed to kick their waste into the khlongs, nothing will change.  One has to declare this behaviour such a record great face loss, that eventually a change of the mindset will replace it

"How laughable !! "

 

To not understand that the strong one is meant to be re used many many times , replacing the direct throw of tiny plastic ones so reducing the plastic waste …..how laughable not to (willing) understand that ...

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6 minutes ago, HHTel said:

Then they are not 'single use plastic bags are they?'  Duh!

after they have been used 20 times these stronger plastic bags will eventually find their way into the roadsides and khlongs, too 

 

You are underestimating the face loss the Thai get from "multi-usage" of any consumer item

 

I have brought over from my last visit to Europe, 20 textile shopping bags and distributed them among our family here. Guess what?  They forget them at home when they go shopping . . . . . . 

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