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 Big Boy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:27 am

There are a few roads around Hua Hin that have become dumping grounds as well.

The Thai lady next door has built her own rubbish tip in the road, outside of her house :shock: . The dogs have great fun chasing the rats :cuss:
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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by JWWhite » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:27 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons be deflated?

The joyous celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long bothered environmentalists, who say the pieces that fall back to earth can be deadly to seabirds and turtles that eat them. So as companies vow to banish plastic straws, there are signs balloons will be among the products to get more scrutiny, even though they're a very small part of environmental pollution.

This year, college football powerhouse Clemson University is ending its tradition of releasing 10,000 balloons into the air before games, a move that's part of its sustainability efforts. In Virginia, a campaign that urges alternatives to balloon releases at weddings is expanding. And a town in Rhode Island outright banned the sale of all balloons earlier this year, citing the harm to marine life.
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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:33 am

If balloons are going, condoms might be next, better stock up.

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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by Dannie Boy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:24 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:33 am
If balloons are going, condoms might be next, better stock up.
Actually, there are probably a lot more condoms flushed out to sea than balloons

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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by Lost » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:36 pm

Some change is beginning a ripple. The below is from a 7-11 in Koh Tao. Hopefully all 7-11's will follow suit.


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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by PeteC » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:59 am

This idea may have legs. It seems to have been in development since 2014 and appears ready to go into commercial production soon. A lot more to read/see if you Google "edible water pods". Pete :cheers:


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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

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“When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown.” Stephen Jay Gould

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Post by StevePIraq » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:15 pm

Interesting - BBC the-plastic-smokers-leave-behind, don't know why the link doesn't show

https://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audi ... ave-behind

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Re: Clean Hua Hin's beaches movement - Trash Hero

Post by MDMK » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:48 pm

StevePIraq wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Interesting - BBC the-plastic-smokers-leave-behind, m will try to display the video instead of the link.[/i]
shit! I clicked on that link "knowing" I was on on moral safe ground as I always carried a tin ashtray thingy with a lid when I smoked. :|

Then I saw the film about putting a cigarette down a drain is the same as throwing it on a beach. And that the butt is made of plastic. I had NO idea. I always thought I was being responsible putting a cigarette butt down a drain. I must be naive as hell but I assumed they were biodegradable paper(y) things. I don't understand that isn't widely (if at all) publicized. Instead of the pics of of black lungs and dead babies on the packaging, risks we've all known for the last 40 yrs, state this on the pack!

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Re: Tips for recycling and reducing plastic use in Thailand

Post by migrant » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:49 pm

The essence of life lies with the dispensing with of formalities

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