If you are travelling to Thailand this year, keep in mind that now there is a single-use plastic ban in the country.The Thailand single-use plastic ban is a step towards being Eco-friendly, and it gives residents a chance to practice ecotourism.
The Thai government launched a campaign of banning single-use plastic at various significant stores. The government is looking forward to a complete ban in 2021, which will help in reducing waste and debris in the sea.
This ban has led shoppers to make use of the available household items everyday for their errands, which is arguably saving the environment rather than buying a new reusable bag.
Polyester bags that are reusable give 35 times service, while a cotton tote bag gives 7,100 times service before it poses environmental impacts especially in usage of water and energy.According to a study by Denmark’s Ministry of Environment and Food there is a fall down of the typical flimsy plastic grocery bag.
Last year, a lot of animals that were found dead, had plastics in their digestive systems and public awareness was created immediately. Everyone saw, first hand, the harm plastic could do to animals and the environment in general. Moreover, according to sources, Thailand ranks sixth in the world, among the countries that dump waste into the sea.
A campaign launched by the authorities in Thailand asked shoppers to carry their reusable bags, which gained tremendous popularity. Public awareness even helped to reduce the use of plastic bags by almost 5765 tonnes in 2019.
Even though shoppers are still struggling with the idea of carrying their reusable bags, 59 percent of people reportedly support the ban.Shoppers are quickly adapting to the ban by creating different options of the plastic bags, and some of these methods have gone viral on the internet.
Some good examples they have created include using suitcases, wheelbarrows, buckets, and more. All things considered, where there is a will, there is continuously away.