Thailand will take steps to help save the environment by phasing out plastic bottle caps within a year.
The moves means that around 520 tonnes of cap seals, which are discarded by people, will cease to be a problem.
Mr Chatuporn Burutpat, Director-General of Pollution Control Department said ” most producers of bottled drinking water had pledged to phase out the use of cap seal within a year, starting in all national parks and conference rooms of state agencies, where drinking water with a cap seal will be banned.”
Plastic is not biodegradable and once discarded, often find their way into the world’s oceans or countryside, where animals can swallow plastic objects, often resulting in their deaths.
There is also the unsightly eyesore that results in the dumping of plastic waste.
This is a move in the right direction as far as the environment is concerned. Let’s hope that other nations follow suit and that Thailand continues to search for alternatives to plastic.
Over seven billion bottles of water are sold in Thailand each year.
Source : Thaivisa
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