Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by HHTel » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:03 pm

The 5p charge for plastic bags in large shops in England could be extended to cover nearly all retailers, as part of government plans for the environment.

Environment Secretary Michael Gove told a meeting of the cabinet that he wanted to tackle our "throwaway culture".

Shops with fewer than 250 employees are currently exempt from the charge, which since being introduced in England in October 2015 has cut plastic use.

The government is set to unveil its 25-year environment plan on Thursday.

Briefing the cabinet on Tuesday, Mr Gove said the government was "determined to tackle the throwaway culture which plastics encapsulate".

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The 5p charge on single-use plastic bags in England has contributed to a reduction of nearly 90% in their use, the government said.

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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:23 pm

Ok charging in the UK has had an impact but it is still not the solution. Ban them full stop
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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:03 am

The charge is only part of the way that usage is reduced. A UK Tv reporter did a nice piece where she stood with a cashier in a s-market. The reduction in people taking bags was not as great as reported elsewhere. What was interesting was that over 60% of the customers taking bags either apologised or made excuses why they had not brought their own bags. There is a social pressure and in western countries its just not 'fashionable'

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Post by JWWhite » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:09 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s biggest supermarket chains are scrambling to combat “bag rage” as frustrated shoppers vent their anger over the removal of single-use plastic bags. One man put his hands around a supermarket worker’s throat, the West Australian newspaper reported, while grocery stores are putting on more staff to help customers get used to the change.
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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by PeteC » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:39 am

^ Re-introduce paper grocery bags! :banghead: They were good enough for everyone for most of a century and I can clearly remember being asked all the time at check out, "paper or plastic".

If one thing recycles well it's paper and cardboard. Most paper bags and boxes we use now are made from recycled paper.

The removal of single use plastic bags should be simultaneous with the re-introduction of paper bags IMO.
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Other than that, I'm starting to be of the opinion that there will be no choice but to have a huge worldwide burn off of plastic waste for a period of a year or two. Get the stuff out of the landfills, get it out of the sea and incinerate it getting us back to a manageable playing field going forward. The short term environmental damage can't be any greater than the long term damage if the stuff is left to sit buried, and floating....IMO. Pete :cheers:
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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by HHTel » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:43 am

And several African nations have had them banned, some of them for years. Makes you wonder about so called 'developed' nations as opposed to some countries who are 3rd world or recently developed.

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Post by JWWhite » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:24 am

The terror group Al-Shabaab has banned single-use plastic bags in areas of Somalia under its control, arguing that the waste is bad for the environment.

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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by Big Boy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:26 pm

"Hua Hin Hospital charging for Plastic Bags"

After the recent International Plastic Bag Free Day of 2 days ago, Dr. Sida Sae-nee - Deputy Director of Hua Hin Hospital - has announced yesterday, that the hospital will soon charge every person 1 Baht for a plastic bag if they don't bring their own bag and would like a bag with it for their medication starting on 1 October 2018.

Source: Daily Hua Hin

Thoughts: Why wait until 1st October?

[Edit] I've just looked at the photos, and realised she's my doctor. I knew she was senior, but I'm impressed with 'Deputy Director' :D
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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by JWWhite » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:29 am

Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic
2018 will forever be remembered as the year that hating plastic straws went mainstream. Once the lonely cause of environmental cranks, now everyone wants to eliminate these suckers from daily life.
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