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On Ko Samet banned plastic bags
Thai-NewsDate: Sunday, 04.11.2018, 10:08 | Message # 1
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In order to reduce the pollution of the ocean with plastic and to maintain a favorable ecological situation, travelers on Ko Samet have been advised not to use plastic bags.
Thailand became the first country in the APR, which joined the global environmental program to clean up the oceans.
From November 1, 2018, to travelers arriving on Samad Island, it is not recommended to bring plastic bags. People living on Koh Samet have been offered to use a bag made of ecological materials.
"On November 11, 2 held an event at Koh Samet, at which it was announced that Koh Samet would no longer use plastic bags," says the head of the park, Mr. Prayun Pongpan.
According to the national park, the island is visited on average by 1500 tourists per day. Each of them uses about 8 plastic bags per day. This leads to the fact that the island remains up to 12000 used plastic bags per day. And this fact in turn, creates environmental problems in the wild.
There is a penalty for breaking the rule. So, for the first time the violator is threatened with a warning, in case of a relapse the violator will be fined 1500 baht.
Thailand is actively fighting to preserve the environment and restore ecology at sea and on land. So, Samui is working to ban all plastic straws on the island and solves the problem of recycling. Maya Bay, the hardest hit by mass tourism, remains closed to visitors indefinitely to restore marine life.
In the spring of 2018, a law was passed banning the use of plastic bags and containers in all national parks of the country.
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