Well done, Thailand.
Thailand, one of the world's worst plastic polluters, kicked off 2020 with a ban on plastic bags.
The country has implemented a 20-year action plan to reduce its plastic use.
In its first step, approximately 75 major retailers stopped giving shoppers single-use plastic bags across 25,000 stores nationally.
They're encouraging people to purchase reusable bags instead. However locals have found their own alternate substitutes to single-use plastic bags.
Wheelbarrows, traffic cones, pots and bird cages are some of what shoppers are now using to bring their purchases home.
The pictures on Twitter have been hilarious and inspiring.
— Bomb Voyage | Le Pig-al Patrol (@v0y4ge) January 6, 2020
"Thailand kicks off 2020 with plastic bag ban
so they got creative HAHAHAHA" cr. Sammy Fujoshi Yuri
i really love Thailand, naaaaa 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/tLeiLleX7W
— h e r i c a n e⁸ หวานใจของมิวกลัฟ 🖤 (@medzchi) January 5, 2020
Thailand Woolies Plastic Bag Ban is going well... pic.twitter.com/LxMNIxboUB
— Michael 🇦🇺 (@hongandbo) January 5, 2020
Meanwhile in Thailand, citizens react to the new plastic bag ban. pic.twitter.com/omFXkpy9CT
— Klara Sjöberg (@klara_sjo) January 7, 2020
Iconic 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nEBSp48RDC
— Beat People With Kindness™ ✋ (@calumydiahood) January 5, 2020
— ω๏๏∂y (@Current_Knewz) January 7, 2020