Recent anti-plastic bag campaign reduced 1.8 million bags in one day

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BANGKOK, 16 September 2015 – The Department of Environmental Quality Promotion on Tuesday said the recent anti-plastic bag campaign held on September 15th effectively reduced the use of plastic bags by 1.8 million bags nationwide on the day.

The revelation was made after officials of the department visited department stores and convenience shops that are participating in the campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags initiated by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and 16 other government units.

The Department of Environmental Quality Promotion said the government plans to hold the campaign on the 15th and 30th of each month, starting this month until the end of the year.

The department expects the campaign to be more and more successful with each sequential event. It hopes the campaign will help residents become less reliant on plastic bags overtime.