Bangkok steps up its fight against plastic trash

Two things Thailand is famous for are its delicious street food and its wonderful beaches. Sadly, the first typically comes in plastic bags that often wash up on the second – not good for a country that relies on tourism for a fifth of its revenue.

Thailand’s love of plastic bags helped make it the sixth-worst maritime polluter. The country generates more than 5,000 metric tonnes of plastic trash a day, three-quarters of which ends up in landfills.

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