Reducing Thailand’s Plastic Footprint with Traditional Wisdom

Reducing Thailand’s Plastic Footprint with Traditional Wisdom

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Article from Thailand NOW
Written by Natcha Jantararotai
Sep 21, 2021

As the plastics crisis becomes more and more severe, Thailand, like many other countries, has adopted new strategies in the hopes of reducing plastic consumption at the national level. From 2018 to 2019, the country had seen positive results—until things took a turn in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The amount of plastic debris in Bangkok soared by an alarmingly 60% after the first lockdown in 2020.

Here, we will look at alternatives in traditional Thai wisdom as well as homegrown solutions that rely on modern techniques.

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