Since 1 January 2020, free plastic bags are banned in Thailand at most retailers, and the Thai people are showing there are many alternative ways to carry their shopping.
Thais find alternative solutions to plastic bag ban
Thailand has been hooked on plastic bags. Reportedly, each Bangkokian requires 8 plastic bags per day; that’s about 80 million bags a day just in the capital alone. Last year, Thailand started campaigning against the use of single use plastic bags, which has reduced their use by 2 billion in 2019. Since New Years day 2020, free plastic bags are banned in Thailand at most retailers, and the Thai people are showing there are many alternative ways to carry their shopping.
STUDY FINDS 30% DROP IN PLASTIC BAGS LITTERING EUROPEAN SEABED
A recent scientific study claims that the number of plastic bags on the ocean floor around parts of Europe is dropping, which could be proof that the plastic bag levy is having an effect. There are fewer plastic bags on the seafloor since the introduction of a carrier bag charge in many EU countries, according to the study. For more on this story, click here.
9 REASONS REASONS TO REFUSE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC + 9 TIPS FOR LIVING WITH LESS OF IT
Single use plastic is everywhere. In a matter of decades we have become addicted to the convenience of single use plastic. But we cannot escape the consequences of throwing away vast quantities of a material that takes hundreds of years to break down. Here are 9 reason why we should refuse it, and 9 ways to be less reliant on it.