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Thailand saying “NO!” to plastic bags: End in sight as January 1st “D-Day” looms

Sanook reported that the government has given its approval to ministerial proposals to end the use of three kinds of single use plastic bags by the end of the year. 

They called January 1st 2020 “D-Day” in their headline – then didn’t tell the public what those three kinds of plastic actually are. 

But they said that four more kinds – also not specified – would also be banned from 2022. 

Spokeswoman Nareumol Pinyosinnawat gave the green light news after proposals made by the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment were forwarded for consideration. 

That ministry and the Interior Ministry will work with the private sector until the end of the year to make the required progress. 

They published a picture of a man brazenly crossing the road with four “Big C” plastic bags by a sign advising the public to “say no to plastic bags”. 




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