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    No plastic bags at Villa Market, for farangs...

    No sign in Thai?

    A step in the right direction, baby steps...
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    I'm in.

    Got one yesterday

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    Tesco Lotus "loaned" them out last year or the year before. Sturdy but a bit small. Got one, but already had one that I had bought. Been using cotton bags for years.
    I'm not the perfect eco-warrior by any account and still have meat or toiletries put into plastic...because I want a couple of plastic bags for rubbish.

    This thing about TL "loaning" the bags. Didn't understand that as they must have known nobody will bring them back empty unless they were shopping again and thus they'll take the bag away again. Effectively they gave them away. Anyway, this TL branch soon ran out, but I've never seen another person using the bags.


    Quote Originally Posted by Chittychangchang View Post
    No sign in Thai?
    So, the sign says "No plastic bags" and is forcing you to buy the cotton bag... ok, fair enough. I'd be interested to know if in fact VM does have plastic bags for Thai customers.

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    Time to go back to the good old disposable paper bags - yup, biodegradable.

    We use the supermarket grocery plastic bags as our garbage bags. Removing the "free" plastic bags we receive from the grocery stores will only necessitate buying more trash bags, and, of course, they will be of the "plastic" variety.

    Concerning the "reusable" cotton sacks. Got a few of 'em at home. Rarely remember to bring them when I go shopping.

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    Due to global warming....

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Due to global warming....
    This is really how I see you YD..



    To me you will always be.

    IsaanBoy
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    At least you have stopped greening yourself..

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    Due to global warming....
    It's a poor explanation. The problem is the massive accumulation of plastic waste destroying the oceanic ecosystems. Thailand is one of the world's biggest contributors to the problem.

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    He lives in a vacuum disturbed only by gaviscon and porn.

    Perhaps you could think up an analogy based on that to explain it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Thailand is one of the world's biggest contributors to the problem.
    Yeah. It took a while for the Big C or 7-11 staff to not look at me like I was crazy for bringing my own bag. Thankfully the message is sinking in and there are billboards around promoting the plast-free way of life.
    I was at a restaurant a few days ago and a lady from about 5 doors down came to buy some takeaway food. She brought her own plate. Good on her.
    If I'm buying just one or two things and haven't got my cotton bag I always refuse the one plastic bag. Mai ow tung, krap. plastic mai dee. Some appreciate it, maybe because they saved 10 satang

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    Ignore the signs, bags are there and available.

    Few weeks ago at Tops with a diverse trolley of goods, the cashier was scanning but not bagging so I thought they may be short of staff for that moment, no problem, looked around for bags to help out but not one in sight. I sort of gestured the question and she pointed to a prominent Thai/English sign that said no bags every whatever day it was.

    This is fine at Makro where shoppers know to expect no bags, but I wasn't prepared and not having it with two kids in tow trying to bankrupt me or kill someone, so I politely said mai ow krap and started herding the kids away. She called after me apologetically, produced a handful of bags from under the counter and started bagging; I returned to help her out and she made the sale. Unlikely that incident sent shock waves through the Tops boardroom, but as I paid she smiled and whispered 'neck time tell cashier you want bag'.

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    ^^gotta admit, I'm not too shabby at shoving an inordinate amt of stuff into my pockets and fag bag.

    looks are priceless

    In Korea, you want plastic = you pay

    as it should be

    YD should pay double

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    Next on the agenda is getting rid of plastic straws.
    Drink from the rim of the cup or bottle like everyone used to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hick View Post
    ^^gotta admit, I'm not too shabby at shoving an inordinate amt of stuff into my pockets and fag bag.

    looks are priceless

    In Korea, you want plastic = you pay

    as it should be

    YD should pay double
    But you're already paying for the bag, as you are for the aircon, music, lighting, shelving, rent, staff, goods, and everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Next on the agenda is getting rid of plastic straws.
    Drink from the rim of the cup or bottle like everyone used to do.
    I shall try to impose that, you're responsible for the consequences!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Next on the agenda is getting rid of plastic straws.
    Drink from the rim of the cup or bottle like everyone used to do.
    wot about the rats piss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Next on the agenda is getting rid of plastic straws.
    Drink from the rim of the cup or bottle like everyone used to do.
    i can remember the old greased paper straws, never known a time pre straw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    wot about the rats piss.
    Never seen one piss along the rim of my glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lob View Post
    wot about the rats piss.
    I think that's only possible with cans that might have been stored outside their plastic tray wrapper. Bottles, you've got a cap, and cups, hopefully are fresh and clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Never seen one piss along the rim of my glasses.
    That's because if they piss on the rims of your glasses, you wouldn't be able to see for all the urine dribbling down

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabir View Post
    But you're already paying for the bag, as you are for the aircon, music, lighting, shelving, rent, staff, goods, and everything else.
    Not sure what your point is(?)

    I've minimized use of plastic, glass & paper b/c I can...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    It's a poor explanation. The problem is the massive accumulation of plastic waste destroying the oceanic ecosystems. Thailand is one of the world's biggest contributors to the problem.
    Indeed but this has nothing to do with why the supermarkets have and are doing this. After all, take a peep inside and everything is double wrapped in non recyclable plastic anyway. Plastic bags are a massive cost to the businesses. Some even own their own bag manufacturing plants to keep the costs down. All they have done is is turn a cost into a thumping big profit by selling bags which get smaller and more expensive.

    Less plastic is great - indeed I would like to see a return to paper bag and things wrapped in paper but this idea that supermarkets are doing this for "global warming" is disingenuous when virtually everything else they do is large part of what is actually destroying the environment.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    I think it's more about protecting wildlife than about climate change.

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    So they have got rid of all the other plastic?

    Thought not. Its about profits.

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    what about the old bags for farangs on walking street.

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    Less useless plastic bags at the counter is a start...

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