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not disagreeing with you. how many of us use the same plastic bags to put garbage in at our homes. so people will just buy plastic garbage bags at tesco. its not the bags. its the people. the best part of this article is the khun nid telling people about the problem.
Posted by john s on January 8, 2011 13:16
Money seems to be always on your mind, john. But not everyone is motivated by it. Best not to assume everyone focuses on money and convenience alone - that's the real problem.
editor.. please inform us what thai phuket officials and leaders are not in for money? thailand is so deep in corruption, graf, and skimming. really would like to know.
Posted by john s on January 8, 2011 13:35
That's the point, john. Not every Thai official is corrupt. To assume everybody is corrupt is sad, really, as well as being unfair. It means you can never distinguish good from bad. The assumption of evil is almost as damaging as the graft.
Ban all plastic bags it would take a massive shift in public thinking. Especially people from a non-recycling culture.
Posted by Lincoln on January 8, 2011 18:24
Do you mean, expats conditioned to buy packaged and processed goods from supermarkets, rather than fresh organic food that decomposes easily?
The amount of garbage is a part of the structure development here.
Posted by Hotel owner in Patong on January 8, 2011 18:38
I will be sure to patronize Nid Sirisup's little store next time I pass though the airport.
Posted by Mikey on January 8, 2011 23:57
"Do you mean, expats conditioned to buy packaged and processed goods from supermarkets", interesting comment from you. Just like all Thais are not the same, all expats are not the same.
Posted by Jon on January 9, 2011 09:51
Ed, please let us know when Khun Nid goes out of business or starts giving plastic bags again.
Posted by Mike Boyd on January 11, 2011 17:44
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