This week the Department of National Parks (DNP) has announced that it is following the lead of other government departments in Thailand and reassessing its allowance of one use plastics in order to protect the environment both in the parks and downstream (incl. marine).
We are lkely to see policy to introduce bans on [b]"one use plastics"[/b] in national park's internal functions to include, procurement, operations, food services, gift packings, and hopefully a lot more as well as a public awareness campaign in the parks.
Cutting the use and availability of plastics is a great move by the DNP but individuals can and should do their bit as well - after all those plastic bags and rubbish being thrown out of car windows and littering camp sites is not discarded by the DNP but by park visitors - whom are a group we all belong to.
We know all of our members would never do something as gross as littering, but thought it might be a good move to share some ideas of how one can lessen one's environmental impact whilst in a Thai national park.
So heres a few ideas ...........