Jump to content
BANGKOK
marquis22

The new normal roadside

Recommended Posts

20 minutes ago, Trujillo said:

Developing countries like Thailand have no instinctual concept of avoiding litter. There is no tradition of, "If you can pack it in, you can pack it out," or any sense of littering being actually wrong. I live near a vacant lot I pass by every day. One day I went over and picked up a bag full of rubbish and a lot of glass and plastics. Some cars park there, some only for a short time for a smoke and to dump all the rubbish they have in the car out the window. 

They don't give a hoot. 

This would take a generational change but no Thais are setting the example. There is a ma and pa shop down the way that looks worse than what pigs would live in. What can you do? You'd think teaching people not to foul their own living environment would be an easy lesson, but it has no effect. 

The source of the problem is the consumerism promoted by western countries.  Take your complaints up with them.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
  • Confused 5
  • Sad 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Parking lot mosaic art by Big C COVID-19 stickers.....

 

20200419_100424.thumb.jpg.e525c6e6a9037ae5351e5689f3084271.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plastic bags for everything including liquids does not help.At least these masks are made of cotton and will break down within 10 years .

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Dante99 said:

The source of the problem is the consumerism promoted by western countries.  Take your complaints up with them.

 

4 hours ago, phantomfiddler said:

Nonsense ! Either one is litter conscious or not, it comes from ones parents 🙂

With no consumerism there would be no trash or at least so little it would not be a problem.  100 years ago there was little consumerism thus very little packaging and unwanted obsolete or broken products to dispose of.  Take away the big companies with their governmental support, all their packaging, obsolete products, out of fashion stuff, ... the trash problem is gone.  Even 50 years ago, Bali just for example was almost without modern packaging, few plastic bags, very little use of canned or bottled products so very very little to dispose of.  So few containers, almost all reused.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Dante99 said:

 

With no consumerism there would be no trash or at least so little it would not be a problem.  100 years ago there was little consumerism thus very little packaging and unwanted obsolete or broken products to dispose of.  Take away the big companies with their governmental support, all their packaging, obsolete products, out of fashion stuff, ... the trash problem is gone.  Even 50 years ago, Bali just for example was almost without modern packaging, few plastic bags, very little use of canned or bottled products so very very little to dispose of.  So few containers, almost all reused.

you can't turn back the clock. trying to limit consumerism, as wealth increases, is like trying to stop the tides. 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, anto said:

Plastic bags for everything including liquids does not help.At least these masks are made of cotton and will break down within 10 years .

So there will be piles of rubbish (old face masks) alongside the roads for the next 10 years _ Amazing Trusted Thailand!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, anto said:

Plastic bags for everything including liquids does not help.At least these masks are made of cotton and will break down within 10 years .

So there will be piles of rubbish (old face masks) alongside the roads for the next 10 years _ Amazing Trusted Thailand!!!!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Nanaplaza666 said:

Seems like there is rubish in your head as well , how the @#$% can you blame this on western consumerism ??? The problem is in upbringing , teach your children to throw their rubbish in the bin and they will do it the rest of their lives it's called common sence . As i said in earlier comments , there are a lot of people without jobs at the moment so why doesn't the government give them a job cleaning up the country and do it well . Not in the way with the dumb video's wherein our big friend prayut is painting a roadside gate for 1 min and then doing nothing about the real problems . It's not that difficult to give people a government job cleaning up their own once beautifull country that is degrading . And in stead of high speed trains or submarines built some proper waste incineration plants . 

Did you not look at the photo I posted erlier?  England - a beauty spot full of rubbish from day trippers.  Or is tha also not the fault of the West, and still, somehow, Thailand's fault?  People are the problem.  Same the World over.  Stop bashing the Thais <deleted>.

 

PH

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...