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After Thailand Bans Plastic Bags, Shoppers Turn to Buckets, Pots and Pans

On New Year's Day, tens of thousands of stores throughout Thailand stopped giving out plastic bags free of charge.

According to the Bangkok Post, 75 department stores, convenience stores and shops with over 24,500 locations nationwide began charging for single-use plastic bags on January 1.

The move is part of Thailand's effort to reduce plastic waste in the country, as it is no exception to the scourge of plastic currently plaguing the world.

Thai customers have responded in some creative ways, as evidenced by a series of photos posted on i3siam. If Vietnam were to implement a fee for plastic bags, what inventive bag alternative would you use? Check out some inspiration from Thailand below: