Thailand has vowed to crack down on plastic waste, and from January 1, 2020, 75 operators and some 25,000 outlets in Thailand will no longer have free single-use plastic bags. The authorities want to reduce the use of plastic bags by 30 percent a year, or 13.5 billion plastic bags. According to reports, Thailand is a large producer of plastic waste, in Bangkok, for example, the Bangkok municipal government every day to clear garbage as many as 80 million plastic bags, the population of about 10 million people, the average person every day to use up to eight plastic bags.
According to Thailand’s Pollution Control Bureau, 45 billion plastic bags are used each year, of which 40 percent, or about 18 billion, come from traditional markets or street vendors;
In order to further reduce the use of plastic bags, the Thai Retail Association launched the “every day to plastic bags say no” campaign, joined the Association’s 75 corporate brands a total of 24,500 outlets, from New Year’s Day 2020, will completely stop providing free disposable plastic bags, hoping to reduce the annual reduction of 30%, That’s 13.5 billion plastic bags.
It is reported that the 75 enterprises include the Thai 7-ELEVEn (7-11) bumpergroup, Shantai Department Store Group, The Mall, Folian Supermarkets, Tesco Lotus Group, Robinson, Family, Watson, Big C Supercenter Well-known retail or supermarket operators such as Plc.