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Natural Resources Min to reduce plastic bag use by 88 million

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BANGKOK, 3 June 2016 (NNT) - The Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, in hand with retail malls, has held a seminar on the environmental impact of plastic bags, in order to raise awareness and reduce the use of plastic bags to combat global warming.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Gen Surasak Kanjanakul delivered an keynote address at the seminar, where he revealed that Thailand has been able to reduce its plastic bag usage by 43 million over the past year.

The minister said that Thailand should pay special attention to addressing environmental concerns, given its role as Chair of the G-77 developing nations and party to the agenda set at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20-25% by the year 2030.

Gen Surasak said his ministry will campaign to raise awareness on the use of plastic bags, with the goal of reducing consumption by 88 million bags by December 5, 2016. The campaign goal is a tribute to His Majesty the King, who is currently 88 years old and was born on December 5th, 1927.

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thai3    4,925

There is a field like that round the corner from us, not an official tip either

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NongKhaiKid    35,392

It doesn't say who attended the seminar, was it just more officials from around the country on hotel accommodation and allowances ?

Don't tell us tell the supermarkets etc.

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MorristheRunt    802

Educate 7-11 staff why one doesn't need to put a pack of chips and bottle of water inside a bag x2 (with straw) and to explain to things on bikes that dumping sh1t out of basket onto road is not good form. Will make a big difference. [emoji6]

Eductate and Thailand your having a laugh.

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fforest1    1,031

Plastic bags are very convent for shopping and I reuse them later...

Plastic bags are great I love them...

i am so happy the Eco nuts have not taken over Thailand like some other places...

All you plastic bag haters should move to California you will feel right at home there.....

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Assurancetourix    10,089

charge for them even one baht and usage will drastically be reduced

I think they are forbidden in Bengladesh since many years and will be this year or next year in France .

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thaiduncankk    2,516

Plastic bags are very convent for shopping and I reuse them later...

Plastic bags are great I love them...

i am so happy the Eco nuts have not taken over Thailand like some other places...

All you plastic bag hatters should move to California you will feel right at home there.....

Plastic bag hatters ?

Were they in Alice in Wonderland ?

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Roomuck    1,030

Educate 7-11 staff why one doesn't need to put a pack of chips and bottle of water inside a bag x2 (with straw) and to explain to things on bikes that dumping sh1t out of basket onto road is not good form. Will make a big difference. [emoji6]

Better to educate yourself. Customers usually expect a bag and straws.

If you don't want them to put your stuff in a bag just tell them "Mai sai toong krab"

No straws " Mai ow lort krab"

They will oblige. Easy as.

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leeneeds    2,490

Long is the list of problems with plastic bags

recycling and correct disposal are the main problems,

not enough bins and garbage collection, period,

conveinence vs enviroment at this time convienence wins,

we all need to change that equation so it reads the other way,

So much plastic in our oceans you can actually step out of the boat

on to a island of floating plastic,

that is testimony to our current throw away society,

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waldroj    3,528

I’ve often been critical of the quality and accuracy of the NNT reporting, and this item about the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion only serves to reinforce my opinion.

One wonders if the general referred to in the article was able to maintain a straight face when he boasted that 70 million of his countrymen managed to use 43 million fewer plastic bags over a one-year period – which equates to around 1 less bag every 594 days.

What a stunning statistic (and another achievement for the junta)!

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