Thailand is set to begin phasing out all plastics that degrade into fragments by the end of this year. Not only that, the nation is also banning plastic bags, styrofoam, cups, and straws by 2022
In an effort to do their part to combat global plastic pollution, Thailand has put forward a bold plan for reducing the production of plastic. 43 large firms have come aboard a partnership of 33 state and municipal departments and ministries to produce Thailand’s Roadmap on Plastic Waste Management 2018-30.
Microbeads, cap seals, and oxo-degradable plastics are just three of the proposed reductions, and the bans on these objects are slated for implementation before the year’s end.