Large retailers, plastic manufacturing company’s, and department stores have reached an agreement y to stop handing out single-use plastic bags to customers starting early next year.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has invited many companys to join the ministry’s campaign to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags. These include:
Central Group, The Mall Group, CP All Plc, Robinson Plc, Bangchak Retail Co, Big C Supercenter Plc, Siam Makro Plc, Index Living Mall Plc, PTT Plc as well as trade associations such as Plastic Industry Club under the Federation of Thai Industries and Thai Retailers Association.
These partners have vowed to stop giving out single-use plastic bags to customers starting January.
A campaign like this shows that Thailand, which is ranked sixth in the world for generating sea waste, is attempting to reduce plastic waste.
Apart from a ban on plastic food packages by 2022, the masterplan also sets a goal to have all plastic materials and waste in Thailand recycled by 2030.