Funny shopping bags in Thailand


funny shopping bangs in Thailand after plastic bag banImages adapted from MGR Infographics 

A trending topic around the world for the past few years has been about environmental problems, with many aiming to shed awareness on the increasing amount of plastic waste. 

One way to help is to reduce single-use plastic, which many places around the world have started doing. Such organisations include 7-11 and Kinokuniya in Thailand – the former has stopped offering plastic bags to customers entirely.

Without plastic bags to carry their stuff, let’s see what Thai people have been bringing along with them while shopping.


Everything from wicker baskets to water buckets


Thailand shops stop using plastic bagsTranslation: Thais are together to stop using plastic bags
Image credit: Thansettakij

1st January 2020 is considered to be the official day that most convenience stores and shops around Thailand have stopped using plastic bags. Customers have been informed of this initiative for awhile too.

People have started bringing their own “bags” to get their shopping done. Here are some of the trendy shopping bags that have made waves on social media. 

Thai people bring funny bags to shop after plastic bag is banned
Everything can fit inside a water bucket
Image credit: Easter studio  イースター

Thai funny shopping bags
Just borrow grandma’s wicker basket for a while
Image credit: Easter studio  イースター

using a cart instead of plastic bag
A wheelbarrow for a big shopping list
Image credit: MGR Infographics

Thais bring funny bags to shop
Racks meant for sun-dried food can be used too
Image credit: MGR Infographics

Funny shopping bags in Thailand
Even a monk’s bag can come in handy!
Image credit: MGR Infographics


Netizens share funny and positive comments 


Thai netizens expressed their thoughts and commented on how everyone is coming together to combat such environmental problems. 

comments on plastic bag ban

Translation: It might seem to be difficult at first, but I believe Thais can do it. As for me, I’m now familiar with tote bags and carry them everywhere. 

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comments on plastic bag ban

Translation: This is so cute. It makes me smile.

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comments on plastic bag ban

Translation: You all have a very good idea. It’s great. 

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But these are not just funny pictures that can make your day – it can help raise awareness and spread the good word around.

Now, when in Thailand, don’t forget to bring your cool shopping bags the next time you’re out. It’s not that hard, so why not? 


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