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some people here are clapping hands...

but once you get your trolley into the back of your car (or taxi)... how easy it will be to get it out and into your homes...

so paper is better? than you support of cutting down rain forest for your goodies

paper takes about 30 years to rotten to nothing, in case you would wonder...

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VERY surprised that everyone is so much in favour of eliminating plastic bags with no real alternative. What does everybody use to line their rubbish bins? Paper would be OK for most rubbish in living areas and bedrooms, IF these are provided, but leaky kitchen waste is completely different. unless of course one installs a waste disposal unit (good idea, may do that!) Someone mentioned that they have 4 canvas type bags, we have more but a single shop at Tops may use 20 bags when I only meant to use 4. Will they sell extra bags cheap or do I leave the rest of my shopping there? Good idea for the environment but not thought out enough to work properly

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Small point, but will people realize they are being charged extra for the bags if they don't examine their receipt? If not, it won't have the desired effect.

I believe 7-11 is owned by the CP Group in Thailand. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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someone needs to talk to 7-11. they are one of the largest waster of plastic bags... they put every little thing in a plastic bag...

Helloo.........................this is the lazy way out :)

If you have such a good idea why not YOURSELF talking to 7/11???

than you can perfectly explain, why you think they should change their plastic bag tradition.

success, and let us know

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Wow,

I am moved, and full of mixed emotions....

Tears of astonishment, joy and pride are starting to form. It is like watching an autistic child say a complete sentence!!!!!

Amazing Thailand, there is hope yet.

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I don't see how it's anything other than them making more money. They should give an alternative such as Paper bags as in the rest of the world. I have always been asked, "Paper or Plastic", why not here? Who the hel_l carries around cloth shopping bags? It's not practical for one thing and I would not do it. So it's nice to think they are helping the enviroment, but it's actually lining their own pockets and everyone is to thick to see it.

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A step in the right direction. Time to buy those cloth shopping bags people. :)

for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction...

Those clothe shopping bags are making people sick. They get right full of bacteria after a few shopping trips. [a few people have the sense to wash them, but that uses water ans adds phospates to the water]

WHY are they burning them???

The bio degradable ones are the answer.

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Let's hope that they will provide decent bags, that can be reused and not the rubbish in which they pack even your toothpaste. Thai people seem to nee a bag even when they buy three times nothing, a bottle of M150 will be put in a bag. Charge also the mom and pop stores for the plastic waste.

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The government should legalize growth, harvest, and production of hemp! Good for the fields, better profits for the farmers, and alternates beneficially with the rice crops. It would also create a lot of new "green & clean" processing & manufacturing companies/co-ops to significantly boost employment and the end result could be stronger, eco-friendly paper bags which would be better for everyone. The U.S. has to buy (import) hemp products so Thailand might as well have good hemp products to sell to America and other unenlightedned nations; stuff like bio-fuels, building products, rope, clothes, insect repellent mulch, oils & about 30 other regularly used end products that would be cheaper with improved quality.

Be bold, Thailand. Nobody smokes hemp!!!

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I've read about various policies in various countries aimed at discouraging the use of plastic shopping bags. In every case, the inconveniences have turned out to be minor and the schemes have been successful beyond expectation. I think the same will happen in Phuket's case. Let's hope the scheme is quickly introduced everywhere.

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