The Thai Royal Gazette yesterday, April 5th, had published a prohibition of all single-use plastic and Styrofoam-made products in national parks nationwide, effective today.
According to the announcement of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, all types of all single-use plastic and Styrofoam packages, including plastic bags which are less than 36 microns thick, single-use plastic glasses, utensils, straws, etc. are not allowed in national parks.
If found, violators could be facing a maximum fine of up to 100,000 baht.
The prohibition aims to preserve, conserve, protect, and maintain all-natural resources, wildlife, and ecosystems as well as to control the amount of waste in national parks after plastic items were often littered in the national parks by visitors.
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