Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by Brian Davis » November 29, 2018, 1:54 pm

I've put a few sturdy bags in the boot and just hope I remember to carry them in with me, but sure I'll get used to that. For our major food shopping, usually at Makro, I've tended to put one of these fairly big, wheeled,plastic containers in the boot. Take the trolleys to the car and offload the smaller, not too heavy items into that. The bigger, heavier items have to be loaded separately - but that is always the case. Foam boxes for frozen stuff, with free ice provided. At home, can wheel the big container into the house, although accepted it probably needs two to lift down out of the car.

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by choi choi » November 29, 2018, 3:02 pm

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There is nothing wrong with plastic bags if the are disposed off properly (i use them as trash bags) .
Thats the problem, the bags end up in the landfill and don't degrade as not biodegradable. The scientist need to figure out a low cost biodegradable option to current plastic bags.


The two options I see are
1) Paper bags BUT then the environmentalists would say we are stressing the environment using water resources and more chemicals to produce paper
2) Do nothing and don't supply anything (Bring your own, bags, boxes etc)

Personally I like number 2
I'll go with number two ! When I was a nipper,everyone had their own shopping bags......Easy!

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by parrot » November 29, 2018, 3:06 pm

My smartphone reminds me to bring bags whenever I arrive at Makro or Central.

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by stattointhailand » November 29, 2018, 3:10 pm

But in those days most of the shopping was done by housewives who would wander from one end of the High St to the other going in and out of lots of different shops ........ nowadays most shopping is done at one shop and by people on a lunch break or on their way home from work ........ everyone taking shopping trolleys and bags to the office or workpoint is not going to be to popular with most bosses [-(

It would certainly make travelling on the Central line during the morning and evening rush hour a bit of a hoot :yikes: :fryingpan:

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by Barney » November 29, 2018, 3:39 pm

You guys do know that Makro has plenty of boxes to use, they are all on trolleys flatpacked after they unpack and fill the shelves. Just grab a pile and bob's your close relation. Plus your missus can sell the cardboard boxes each month at the scrap dealers.

As for plastic bags if they are stopped and the most difficult part is how to do attached your shopping to the bike? Paper bags not good i the rain.

As for those with environmental concerns with plastic shopping bags, it is a small issue when compared to how much plastic you get from the shops, you fill one or more of those shopping bags with product packaging plastic after the shopping detail is complete.

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by Doodoo » November 29, 2018, 4:40 pm

I know when I go to the market I always tell the merchant I don't want the second bag to carry the product already in a bag and I usually get a look of, well I don't know what the look is
Just think of the bags that would be saved
70,000,000 people just in Thailand not including Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam etc and if half of the population every day used ONE BAG they would save 35,000,000 a day or 245,000,000 a week 1,050,000,000 a month

Not bad for saying no I don't need the bag Thank You

Its a start whether small or not it is a start

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by newtovillagelife » November 29, 2018, 4:55 pm

Low income. low IQ Thais just don't care. And up here in the stix there are lots of them. They litter without thought.

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by stattointhailand » November 29, 2018, 5:02 pm

newtovillagelife wrote:
November 29, 2018, 4:55 pm
Low income. low IQ Thais just don't care. And up here in the stix there are lots of them. They litter without thought.
But as I said to my misses a few weeks ago ..... it didn't use to be as bad, its only got like this in the last 10 years or so :confused:

Thinking about it, before then, they always burned all the paper/plastic/flipflops etc etc almost every night, so its the fault of the bl**dy "do good" environmentalists telling them about global warming and holes in the ozone layer that has caused these rubbish problem [-X

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by Doodoo » November 29, 2018, 5:14 pm

Gotta Start somewhere
1(One) plastic bag is a start

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by stattointhailand » November 29, 2018, 5:36 pm

Excellent Doodoo I'm sure your 1/35,000,000 of a days supply will make a world of difference :lol:

Might make a bigger impact if we got the people making millions out of using plastics to invest some of their ill gotton gains into finding a better safer product. I'm pretty sure the knowledge is already there, and just like the oil industry it is being suppressed coz too many powerful people would lose.

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by Giggle » November 29, 2018, 5:42 pm

I hop in my Fortuner and drive to the store whenever I'm hungry. In heavy traffic it can take 25 or 30 minutes. Then another 30 minutes home. That's a long way for an afternoon snack of an apple or a pot of yogurt. But I'm saving the planet by asking the clerk to single-ply my apple bag. I thank her and and remind her I'll swing back around come dinner time. I take my virtue-signalling seriously, and receive cues from environmental stalwarts and terribly concerned Earthlings like those governing California's biggest cesspools, er, cities.
Used heroin needles and feces fill San Francisco’s streets, but some California municipalities have found a more dire threat — plastic straws.

Santa Barbara is one of many cities that has banned plastic straws. It’s the first city, however, to make use of the product a crime punishable with jail time. Hand out a plastic straw, and you’re looking at up to six months in the slammer. Each straw counts as an individual violation, too. Hand out 60 straws in one shift and you’re looking at more jail time than many murderers get.

This is madness. But environmentalists insist these kinds of Draconian measures are needed to save the oceans. The growing amount of plastic in the ocean is a legitimate concern, but it’s not going to be solved by bans based on made-up statistics and oversimplifications.

You’ve probably heard that people in the United States use 500 million straws every day. Major news sources, including The New York Times, USA Today and The Washington Post, have cited it as fact. So has the National Park Service. One problem. That statistic was made up by a 9-year-old after he called various straw manufacturers in 2011.

Looks like the layers of fact-checkers and editors at The Times couldn’t be bothered to verify a statistic that fit their narrative so well before printing it. A trade association put the number of straws used each day at under 250 million. That’s still a lot of straws.

That’s where the oversimplification comes in. Eliminating every single straw in the ocean wouldn’t make a dent in the plastic problem. Even PETA cited a report finding that plastic straws account for 0.03 percent of the plastic in the ocean. That’s not even a rounding error.

Straw bans aren’t just annoying. They distract from the main cause of ocean plastic — abandoned fish nets and fishing equipment. Scientists with Ocean Cleanup have estimated that 46 percent of the plastic in the ocean comes just from fishing nets. These nets mostly originate in the developing world where the first priority of poor fishermen is survival. Environmentalism truly is a luxury of the wealthy.

That’s where Adam Minter, author of a book on the trash industry, sees an opportunity. Rather than ban straws, he suggests American consumer demand — and be willing to pay for — practices that reduce pollution from commercial fishing, such as requiring fishermen to label their nets.

Putting people in jail for using a straw isn’t just virtue-signaling run amok. Straw bans suck energy and attention away from solutions that would actually have a noticeable impact on reducing plastic in the ocean.
Why not put a value on the plastic bags instead of handing them out free? If each plastic bag was 3 baht, Thais, and others, wouldn't be so careless with them.

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by stattointhailand » November 29, 2018, 9:48 pm

For B3 each (B105 million a day according to Doodoos figures) they could produce bio degradable plastic bags and still make enough profit to fund a whole fleet of refuge ships to clean up the oceans :lol:

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by Doodoo » November 29, 2018, 10:14 pm

Well if you want to name names Stationthailand

I will do my part while others will say why they can;t do anything to help the cause
Don't want to make biodegradable bags I just don't want to make anything extra, paper, biodegradable, anything

I don't want to do anything to help
I just want to sit and criticize

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by NongKhaiLee » December 5, 2018, 8:38 am

Yesterday was "no-plastic bag day" in Thailand, we went to the Tesco here at NongKhai in the evening and they had run out of paper bags and instead of bringing the plastic bags back out they were making people carry their items out in their arms or in carts. I'm all for saving the environment and using recycled and recyclable products, but it's going to require a level of organization not often seen here.

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Re: Tesco to discontinue plastic bags

Post by parrot » December 5, 2018, 8:59 am

No surprise, really. The stores have been advertising the no-bag policy for some time.......couple of months. You can do Google reminders to alert you when you arrive at our favorite shopping locations to bring a bag

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