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Pattaya unprepared for plastic-bag ban

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PATTAYA:--In six weeks, major Thai retailers will stop handing out single-use plastic bags, but Pattaya residents seem unprepared for the change.

 

An informal survey by the Pattaya Mail found most people ignorant of the agreement announced Sept. 6 between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the country’s largest retail chains. And other than in convenience stores, there is little awareness of the government’s campaign to cut plastic use.

 

Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said in September that the ministry asked Thai retailers to give up single-use plastic Jan. 1.

 

See more: https://www.pattayamail.com/news/pattaya-unprepared-for-plastic-bag-ban-277128

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2019-11-24--

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Bloody right...I left Big-CX fumbling to carry my bit of shopping from the under 10 items 'quick' (not so) line. No bags there, but available to those buying for the army! Did it again at Homepro yesterday. Have a cloth bag but keep forgetting the damned thing, either in the house or the car. 

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21 hours ago, mikebell said:

Thais are unprepared for the inevitable droughts; the monthly floods; the burning season; high season/low season; helmet crackdowns; red lights.

Rewrite: Thais are unprepared!

 

If I buy 5 things in the local market I get 6 or 8 plastic bags.  Eliminating plastic bags will certainly place the market vendors in a dilemma.

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22 hours ago, Rimmer said:

An informal survey by the Pattaya Mail found most people ignorant of the agreement announced Sept. 6 between the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the country’s largest retail chains

Astonishing in a country where the TV is lit almost 24 hours a day ...

When they are in front of a cashier who will tell them: there is no more plastic bag, they will find a solution quickly.

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Where is the news? They are unprepared for everything. Even if somebody do prepare them, then the one that is supposed to prepare them in lack of proper knowledge and education do do so. And the ones that truly gets prepared by the few that knows enough to do so, will just not care about it.

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7/11's are selling forever bags for 39 baht. Someone needs to design forever bags for drinks that can go on the handlebars. The bags are there to buy. No excuse!

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20 minutes ago, Assurancetourix said:

Astonishing in a country where the TV is lit almost 24 hours a day ...

When they are in front of a cashier who will tell them: there is no more plastic bag, they will find a solution quickly.

assaulting the cashier will be the first thing some will do

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2 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Bloody right...I left Big-CX fumbling to carry my bit of shopping from the under 10 items 'quick' (not so) line. No bags there, but available to those buying for the army! Did it again at Homepro yesterday. Have a cloth bag but keep forgetting the damned thing, either in the house or the car. 

Try wearing cargo type shorts and keep ya cloth bag with you, i do .

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23 hours ago, Rimmer said:

// most people ignorant of the agreement //. And other than in convenience stores, there is little awareness of the government’s campaign to cut plastic use.

Non sense. How could people ignore it? :ermm:

At least for shops I frequent (7/11, Friendship, Tops, BigC) there all have boards about the change. Also, at least BigC and Tops make very frequent audio announcements about the end of plastic bag. Friendship displays discount on those bringing their own bag. Tops already have a no-plastic day, once a week. Etc. It's seems just impossible to not know about that! :wink:

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Did anyone consider tourist places like Pattaya and how the tourists will not be prepared for this?

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