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We are starting our sign campaign and have a limited number of vinyl 'Green Phangan' signs printed and ready for distribution. At this point we are primarily targeting business owners on Koh Phangan asking them to hang a sign in their shop, business, restaurant, bugalows, etc. and make a minimum donation of 200 Baht to cover printing costs.

Of course, anyone wishing to donate and hang a sign is welcome!

Thanks,

Spike

Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=24424893433

Website:

http://greenphangan.com

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We are starting our sign campaign and have a limited number of vinyl 'Green Phangan' signs printed and ready for distribution. At this point we are primarily targeting business owners on Koh Phangan asking them to hang a sign in their shop, business, restaurant, bugalows, etc. and make a minimum donation of 200 Baht to cover printing costs.

Of course, anyone wishing to donate and hang a sign is welcome!

Thanks,

Spike

Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=24424893433

Website:

http://greenphangan.com

Vinyl, yes, very green :o:D

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Point taken. Why don't you join us at our next planning meeting and we can discuss biodegradable vinyl for the signs?

We are starting our sign campaign and have a limited number of vinyl 'Green Phangan' signs printed and ready for distribution. At this point we are primarily targeting business owners on Koh Phangan asking them to hang a sign in their shop, business, restaurant, bugalows, etc. and make a minimum donation of 200 Baht to cover printing costs.

Of course, anyone wishing to donate and hang a sign is welcome!

Thanks,

Spike

Facebook group:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=24424893433

Website:

http://greenphangan.com

Vinyl, oh yes, very green!! :o

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never realised thailand did recycling, is it not easier to stop the pollution in the first place?

its the same all over the world.you'd have to ban all plastic first.the packaging industry has a lot to answer for and govts.failing to regulate.we should go back to the days of only being allowed shopping bags(bio degradible,string bags etc)and you'd still have to have re-cycling.but a start is a start.

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Eco loonies, don't you just lve em ? :o It reminds me of last years Koh Tao GREEN campaign. They printed up a load of T shirts with slogans against plastic bags and trying to get them banned etc but guess what--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Yep you guessed it every T shirt came in a plastic bag. DOHHHHHHH

I know they mean well but they tend to act first then engage the thinking matter. Did nobody think that maybe non bio degradable plastic would not be the best material to use on green signs ????? 8/10 for effort though. Keep it up !

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Started in 2001 in Taiwan, a program was begun by the then-mayor of the city (now president of the Republic of China) such that if you wanted a plastic bag to carry your purchase, you had to pay NT$1 (about the same as one baht); NT$2 for a big bag. This token amount, albeit small, forced many to move away from plastic bags. The policy was fully implemented in 2003 and by the following year, the EPA estimated that the use of plastic bags had dropped 69 percent nationwide.

When the program was conceived, Taiwan was handing out around 16 million plastic bags A DAY.

I don't know about now, but when I left Taiwan (three years ago today! Yikes!) you could still get the ubiquitous red and white stripped bags free at wet markets. That may have changed; I am not sure.

But the fact is that the policy worked. As usual, hit 'em where it hurts most -- the pocketbook -- and things will change.

Well-intended ad campaigns only make the people conducting them feel that they are making a difference, when in essence, it's like a dog chasing its tail -- a lot of action, but no accomplishment.

I would suggest focusing your efforts on the example of Taiwan and turn your energies to trying to convince the powers-that-be that charging one baht for a plastic bag makes not only good economic sense, but is environmentally sound.

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