“Bangkokians, alone, use 80 million plastic luggage every day.”
Seventy-five manufacturers and their channels underneath the Thai Retailers Affiliation have introduced they may cease handing out plastic luggage in 2020 – a contribution to cut back the variety of plastic luggage utilized in Thailand by round 20%.
Of the 45 billion plastic luggage used annually in Thailand, 18 billion, or 40%, are utilized by native markets and avenue distributors. One other 13.5 billion, 30%, are utilized by outlets, and 30% by malls and supermarkets. Bangkokians, alone, use 80 million plastic luggage every day.
The president of the affiliation, Worawut Oonjai stated 75 manufacturers underneath its umbrella signed an settlement final yr to cease handing out plastic luggage on the fourth day of every month.
From December four, 2018 till August 31 this yr, these outlets and chains used reward factors to encourage clients to deliver their very own reusable luggage. The consequence was a discount of two billion plastic luggage, a four.6% lower.
However talks in November with malls, comfort shops and retailers led the affiliation to introduce the “Each Day Say No to Plastic Luggage” marketing campaign, the place all its members will cease offering the baggage.
Worwut believes this can be moreeffective than the federal government’s introduced plan to utterly remove plastic luggage by 2028.
SOURCE: The Nation
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