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7-Eleven, Tesco, Central join ‘No plastic bags’ campaign for Thai Environment Day

7-Eleven, Tesco, Central join ‘No plastic bags’ campaign for Thai Environment Day

PHUKET: Major retailers across the country, including Phuket, will not be handing out plastic bags today as part of a campaign to reduce plastic-bag use to mark Thai Environment Day today (Dec 4).

Tuesday 4 December 2018, 11:00AM


Major retailers across the country, including Phuket, will not be handing out plastic bags today as part of a campaign to reduce plastic-bag use to mark Thai Environment Day today (Dec 4).

Major retailers across the country, including Phuket, will not be handing out plastic bags today as part of a campaign to reduce plastic-bag use to mark Thai Environment Day today (Dec 4).

Instead, people today are urged to bring their own bags – preferably made from fabric.

The main purpose is to reduce the amount of plastic bags used, and hence the staggering volume of plastic bags that are not properly disposed of.

“This is a major environmental problem in the country at this time,” the government admitted in a statement issued through the Public Relations Department Region 5 office yesterday.

Under the campaign, organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment all participating stores, shopping centres and minimarts – including 7-Eleven, Tesco, Central, Big C, Robinson, B2S and PowerBuy – will not be handing out plastic bags today.

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Fascinated | 05 December 2018 - 08:14:32

I guess the message didn't get out to the 7-11s in kamala. They were happily handing out bags yesterday- as if one day is going to make a difference.

CaptainJack69 | 04 December 2018 - 21:39:02

And it worked, at PowerBuy at least. I made a purchase there today and walked out without having to tell anyone not to give me a plastic bag. A step forward.

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