Prime Minister announces plastic-bag-free campaign on World Environment Day

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BANGKOK, 6 June 2015 – Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has marked 5 June World Environment Day with the launch of a plastic-bag-free campaign to urge Thai people to help reduce the volume of trash.

Speaking about the campaign, PM Prayut disclosed that the government would seek cooperation from shopping centers and convenience stores not to use plastic bags on the 15th day of each month, so that shoppers would adopt a habit of using cloth bags.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has introduced its ‘Green Card’ project to persuade buyers and operators to consume and produce more environmentally-friendly products. Holders of the cards will be given points every time they buy eco-friendly products at stores participating in the project, which they may use to get a special deal.

Gen Prayut has also asked education institutions to continue to instill in the youth awareness of trash management and environment