Mai Sai Thung – Plastic bags in Thailand

Short and sweet: Plastic bags suck. We all know that. That’s why many countries already forbade supermarkets to give plastic bags away for free. Unfortunately over here in Thailand that is not the case. You’ll get a plastic bag for every single chocolate bar you purchase. You even can not say “mai ao thung krub” or “mai sai thung, krub” (no plastic bag, thanks) fast enough – the guys at the counter are simply to fast with packing your stuff into it.

Since I talk about this all the time but it obviously has not that much success I thought maybe you guys listen to Tim Minchin….so next time you hit tesco, big c, carefour or 7-eleven: Take your canvas bags to the supermarket!

Sascha Funk

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Sascha is the publisher of and switched from an online marketing agency life in Europe to a teaching and education life in Thailand. He also writes about Teaching & Technology.

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