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Will plastic bag scheme help Phuket?


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Starting on December 4, most major retailers on the island will begin charging customers one or two baht for plastic bags. It is hoped the charge will result in a significant drop in the amount of plastic that reaches the island’s incinerator at Saphan Hin. What is you optinion?

 

Phuket CITY: Some said it could never happen, but starting on December 4 most of the island’s major retailers will begin charging customers for plastic bags.

 

Already on board with the project are Central, Big C, Tesco-Lotus, Makro, Supercheap and Jungceylon.

 

Do you think this initiative will cut down significantly on the approximately 500 tonnes of garbage sent to the island’s incinerator every day?

 

Brought by Phuekt Gazette, Sunday, November 15, 2009

See the full article here.

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Thailand has to be the worst place i've been for handing out plastic bags! Carrefour will put your shopping into 4 bags when 1 will do....

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Thailand has to be the worst place i've been for handing out plastic bags! Carrefour will put your shopping into 4 bags when 1 will do....

lol..yeah I often scratch my head wondering why they only put a few things in one bag.

 

I think the inititive would work if they stuck with it. However, this is Thailand and some reason will come up for the to stop it.

 

But then again maybe they will start putting less things in each bag if they realise that they can make money from it...lol

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I have lived in countries that have mandatory plastic-bag-charges - it is basically another revenue stream and

tax, as it was all factored into the store's cost of doing business anyway.

Use paper, as we have for eons ... otherwise the citizenry of Phuket must simply refuse to pay the tax - ergo not purchase PET bags - simple - also use a back pack - leave one in the car - I make a point of using my mountain bike - the backpack

holds less than my car trunk, I burn off calories, and i buy less garbage. win/win

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