Single-use plastic and Styrofoam-made products now banned in all Thailand national parks nationwide, effective Wednesday

National –

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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National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.