Thai city removes bins to fight plastic waste

Under Nakhon Si Thammarat city's programme to reduce trash leakage, municipal workers remove trash for the city's canals every day. ST PHOTO: TAN HUI YEE
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NAKHON SI THAMMARAT - In the southern Thai city of Nakhon Si Thammarat, trash bins used to “walk”.

The municipal authority left waist-high bins on the street for households to deposit their bagged trash. But residents, trying to rid themselves of this eyesore, would push the wheelie bins away from their homes – to the front of their neighbours’ homes – sparking furious rows.

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