New Thai campaign to get convenience stores and malls to charge for plastic bags

About time: in Thailand, a social media campaign has been launched on to demand major convenience stores to charge their customers for the single-use plastic bags in a bid to cut back plastic trash.

So far, almost 7,000 Thai netizens have signed up to the campaign to urge 7-Eleven, Lotus, Big C convenience stores and major shopping malls like Central and The Mall groups to charge their customers for the use of plastic bags, instead of handing them out for free (by the hundreds of millions per year). According to the initiators, this could potentially cut the use of single-use plastic bags with 80-90 percent within a short period of time. More at Thai PBS.



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