Buckets & T-Shirts: Thai People Find Creative Ways To Carry Things After Plastic Bag Ban

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At the start of this year, Thailand's single-use plastic bag ban came into effect

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Image via Bangkok Post

7-Eleven stores and other major retailers in the country agreed to stop handing out plastic bags to customers from 1 January onwards.

Instead of succumbing to reusable bags, locals came up with other, um... just as effective ways to carry their items.

For instance, some apparently used household buckets when shopping.

No plastic bag? No problem. Just grab your laundry basket to get your groceries done.

A Thai game Facebook fanpage shared an album showing Thais getting creative in dealing with the new rule. 

In less than 24 hours, the post got over 105,000 shares.

Who needs a tote bag when you have a little string and a basket at home? Just backpack that sh*t. Someone photoshop this on a Nike ad.

Meanwhile, others brought large sacks

Reduce, reuse, recycle... amiright? :p

One photo showed someone who allegedly bought ice cubes on a raffia string. Wonder how fast she ran home.

And if you have way too many items on your grocery list, look through your storeroom - you never know what you might find

A wheelbarrow, perhaps? What a champ.

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A fishing net? Why not.

Or how about a basket or two?

A pot just might do the trick too.

However, the award for the most creative and relatable 'bag' goes to...

The T-shirt bag. Never lets us down.

You can check out the full album here.

Saying 'no' to plastic starts with the little things. Here are some simple ways we can reduce waste:

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