Pioneering the efforts of anti plastic bag campaign, Phuket is being the first province of Thailand to start. Officially launched on Monday (February 27), this green activity is involving Phuket state agencies and SEEK, a locally based environmental sustainability NGO. The campaign firstly inviting all of retailers in this island to sign an initiative to reduce the usage of plastic bags. The memorandum has signed in December last year. SEEK member and Dr Robert Mather, the chairman of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Southeast Asia said this campaign was one of environmental caring programs which is now running for a better future.
Dr Mather said, “This joint will try hard to position Phuket as one of world’s destination. The target is ensuring Phuket environment is clean and green for 20 years later. SEEK encouraging the retailers to stop giving plastic bags except for fish, meats, fruits and bakery products. Further retailers wished to sell re-usable bags with cheap price and committed to distribute bio degradable bags. Signing up the campaign, Tesco Lotus has agreed to have a plastic bag free week as an initial step. This effort is supported by local authorities especially Governor Tri Augkaradacha.
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