Thailand to tackle plastic debris

THE world’s oceans are clogged with plastic debris, and Thailand is named as one of the top ten countries that contribute to the growing environmental problem, the Thai-language Daily News reported today (June 5, 2018).

Voicing his concern over the problem, Natural Resources an Environmental Minister Surasak Karnchanarat today urged the Thai public to reduce the use of plastic bags.

“According to the UN environmental protection agency, people around the world used 5 trillion plastic bags in 2016, and Thailand is one of the top ten countries that have contributed to plastic trash accumulation in the world’s oceans,” he said.

The minister urged the Thai public to bring along cloth bags when they go shopping.


Top: Welcome to reality – a trash-littered beach! Photo: Rey Perezoso (CC-BY-SA-2.0)

By Songpol Kaopatumtip