Posted: Jun 01, 2019 10:19 pm
by Spearthrower
One frustrating thing here in Thailand is that everything... and I mean everything... comes wrapped in plastic. Single bananas in a shop... wrapped in plastic! Buy some fruit from a street seller, it comes in a plastic bag, which they then put in a plastic carry bag, complete with 2 plastic packets of sugar & sour flavours. It's a daily fight to stop stores giving plastic bags - you ask them to put the plastic wrapped goods in a single plastic bag rather than separating them out into 3 or 4 bags, then they try to double up instead. There's a burgeoning sense here that plastic is something environmentally damaging, but for the most part it's just so common and so widespread that it's going to take another generation before anything changes.