Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by handdrummer » Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:59 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
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guess the PM is concerned about what the people like-- he must be up for re-election soon.
If you haven't been elected how do you get re-elected?

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by oakdale160 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:49 am

my sarcastic point exactly.

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:24 pm

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There are 'bottle bins' and separated bins dotted around. I'm told that the Thais do use them properly. Maybe not enough of them though.
I could not agree less with this statement.
If this were the case why is there so much plastic, wrappers, bottles strewn all over the sides of roads. I see the school bus/truck go past my place daily and the kids just throw the used containers to the side of the road.
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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by Nereus » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:34 pm

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by HHTel » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:07 pm

StevePIraq wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:24 pm
HHTel wrote:
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:19 pm
There are 'bottle bins' and separated bins dotted around. I'm told that the Thais do use them properly. Maybe not enough of them though.
I could not agree less with this statement.
If this were the case why is there so much plastic, wrappers, bottles strewn all over the sides of roads. I see the school bus/truck go past my place daily and the kids just throw the used containers to the side of the road.
I should have said that they seem to be used properly by the households nearby. Not suggesting that anyone will put themselves out by making a journey. Heaven forbid!

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by jingjoe » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:24 pm

I noticed a sign at gourmet market bluport today.
It states monday wednesday and fridays are green day, if you bring your own shopping bags and not use the plastic bags they will put points on your M card store card...at least it is a start

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by caller » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:37 pm

jingjoe wrote:
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I noticed a sign at gourmet market bluport today.
It states monday wednesday and fridays are green day, if you bring your own shopping bags and not use the plastic bags they will put points on your M card store card...at least it is a start
I do every time I go, a big red Makro bag!
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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by HHTel » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:14 pm

I didn't know that Makro had ever given out bags.

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by PeteC » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:01 pm

^ I think you have to buy them? They're quite substantial and for long term use.

EDIT: I just quizzed the wife and she said they are heavy duty plastic and cost about 16 Baht each. Maybe Caller can photo and post when he gets a chance. We don't have any here at the moment.
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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by Vital Spark » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:40 pm

All the Makros hat I've been to in Thailand have them. They're usually for sale at the cash till (hanging on a pole).

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by Big Boy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:41 pm

PeteC wrote:
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they are heavy duty plastic and cost about 16 Baht each. Maybe Caller can photo and post when he gets a chance. We don't have any here at the moment.
Yes please, as I've never seen them either. So annoying not having bags at Makro. If they are heavy duty, and we're allowed to take them back into the shop, I'd invest.
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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by caller » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:25 pm

Here you go, they're approx. 45cm high x 43cm wide but really open up wide. I don't use them in Makro, but when at the car, pack everything into the bag. But they are good, solid bags.

I also have hessian bags here from Waitrose and Sainsbury's and loads of 'bags for life' from the UK. Don't know why the stores here don't produce the same, I have seen hessian bags in Gourmet Market but the price made my eyes water!

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by Big Boy » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:44 pm

Did you get them at Hua Hin Makro?
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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by caller » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:27 pm

Big Boy wrote:
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Did you get them at Hua Hin Makro?
Yes, one at each I believe. I'm always forgetting them. I have also bought them at both Korat outlets and also at Khao Yai! Only seem to have the two now though! :?

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Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

Post by oakdale160 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:54 am

When I was in China, locals particularly the new middle class would watch the ex-pats and copy them. This is not true in Thailand, but if it could become that to carry flimsy plastic bags was unfashionable it might change.

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