169 million plastic bags unused at 7-eleven stores in two months

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More than 169 million plastic bags have been left unused at Thailand’s 7-eleven stores in the past two months – more than 33 million baht value alone but also a huge amount of single-use plastic not making its way into the environment.

CP All Public Company, the sole operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, announced its intention to reduce and, eventually, to eliminate the use of single-use plastic bags at all their stores throughout the country last year.

169,054,724 plastic bags have been rejected or unused between December 7 to February 7. The savings, some 33,810,945 baht, will now be donated to Siriraj Hospital.

The campaign has been supported by Artiwara “Toon” Kongmalai, the lead singer of ‘Bodyslam’ and the marathon runner who ran from Thailand’s south to north in a massive fund-raiser last year.

Say ‘no’ (politely) to plastic bags or take your own re-useable bag when next using a convenience store.

Read the full article at The Thaiger: https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/plastics/169-million-plastic-bags-unused-at-7-eleven-stores-in-two-months?fbclid=IwAR1Bb4W1gQoS5sRxyn3JsdXTTchFDwzy88vd_YlZwNBulegtsdrLPg1fgDI

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