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Secondary students urged not to use plastic bags

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BANGKOK, 18 April 2016 (NNT) - CP All Public Company Limited has launched an educational youth camp to encourage youngsters to stop using plastic bags.

According to CP All Senior Vice President of General Management Suwit Kingkeaw, the objective of the camp is to reduce the use of plastic bags, which is a major environmental concern.

The camp has recently been held in the Central Plains, the East and Bangkok. Secondary students from more than 150 schools attended the camp.

Youth For Next Step Network President Jatumet Thuenmuenwai said the camp encouraged the students to be compassionate towards others and knowledgeable about environmental issues.

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But CP products will continue to come in air tight, factory sealed plastic containers from the factory. And when you order CP meats at the meat counter we'll put them in plastics bags and wrap. But kids, I ask you to stop using plastic bags.

It is hard to get away from plastics in everyday life. I'm just a little surprised biodegradable plastics haven't caught on more but I expect that's due to it costing a little more.

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"CP All Public Company Limited has launched an educational youth camp to encourage youngsters to stop using plastic bags."

Here's a better idea. How about CP ceasing to use plastic bags altogether in all of its outlets?

They can offer reusable cloth bags with their logo...Free of charge, and pack all of their products in either biodegradable containers, or containers (with a deposit) that are returned to the store, cleaned and reused by CP.

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Should they use condoms now? blink.png

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Should they use condoms now? blink.png

You beat me to that one...

Do they not use cling film these days?

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Should they use condoms now? blink.png

You beat me to that one...

Do they not use cling film these days?

Nope, a couple of year back, it turned out that many youngsters were using plastic bags, because they had no money for condoms.

A British "gentleman" hit the nail on its head when he wrote that this would give the Thai name "Naam Prick" a completely different meaning.

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Will you do this at all your 7/11 shops?

And don't forgot those pesky straws. I have straws coming out of my straws, which are coming out of more straws......rolleyes.gif

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Plastic carry bags are the most prolific and ecologically dangerous form of plastic for a variety of reasons. From roadside to landfill sites they contaminate in a disasterous way as no other article of plastic does. Not so much because they are plastic but the form of them. Plastic trays and cling film may be over utilized in the retail food industry and also add excess volume to waste but are less environmentally damaging.

The public expectation of food items to be hygenically contained plus the convenience of high temperature plastics in the demand for and the marketing of "fast food" is outside of the need to quell the expectation of it all being placed in a carry bag with an extremely limited uselife anda huge unintended life expectancy once in the ground.

Biodegradable plastics may seem to obviate that problem but what is little realized is that biodegradable plastics are already common enough to have caused unseen ecological problems whether or not they be made of petro chem or vegetative ingredients. In the UK the major decline of life forms in beach sand has been caused because a huge percentage is no longer sand but plastic granules which has choked out parts of the ecosystem that wold normally support other species including fish.

Plastics are a wonderful thing if and where the intent and application of use is long term .

The 10 minute plastic carry bag needs to be banned!

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Bought a load of stuff at Tesco last week, including 4 packs of washing powder, they put each one in 2 bags, none needed at all of course. The answer is to charge i baht for each bag, problem solved Thais seem to love their bags though.

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I take my own reusable bag, able to be used thousands of times, but they still look at me as if it's a bit odd. So everyone in Europe , Canada, Australia, NZ...and a lesser extent in the USA does the same. It will come and for once the millenniums will lead this change.

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A CP's youth camp to educate the youth to reduce usage of plastic bag hence increasing CP profit margin...clap2.gif

A true entrepreneur at the service of the people, benefits bah.gif

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I have two shopping bags I purchased at Big C maybe 5 years ago.

Every time I get to the check-out it is a race between being able to pass the bags over before the check-out person and assistant are automatically loading my shopping into those green plastic bags.

So what, you may say. Well, quite often I sort of wave the bags to the cashier to indicate before my shopping is being 'swiped' that I will use my own bags, if she will just give me time to unload the trolley and get to the other side of the till. Honestly, quite often, the cashier then goes into automatic mode and ignores my request until I can get to the other side of the till.

I suppose my point is that it is so 'automatic' for staff to be using those dreadful green plastic bags that it is going to take a major shift in training. They ought to have the large shopping bags, maybe priced at about 5/10 baht clearly available on the shop side of the till. Maybe they do in some stores, certainly in the UK and at Makro here - where of course there are no plastic bags.

Finally, it is so much easier to load two shopping bags into the boot of the car, rather than 15-20 small green plastic ones.

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