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Thai National Park Will Now Mail Trash Back To Tourists

by : Niamh Shackleton on : 18 Sep 2020 19:21
Varawut Silpa-archa/Facebook

Thailand’s environment minister has confirmed that authorities in Khao Yai National Park are going to start sending tourists’ trash back to them.

If you’re a good person and throw your rubbish away then you’re safe, but if you’re one of the many individuals who simply abandon their trash for others to tidy up, it’ll come back to bite you in the ass.

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On his Facebook page, Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa shared pictures of people’s trash boxed up and ready to be sent back to them.

TOP Varawut - ท็อป วราวุธ ศิลปอาชา/Facebook

Along with the pictures, he wrote:

Trash that tourists left in the park is now packed into boxes and ready to send back to the landlord. The owner of the garbage has already complained to police officers. I repeat, leaving garbage in the park is an offence.

[…] Let’s change behaviours to make New Normal travel consciously. Keep clean, save the environment because from now on, we will take strictly legal action.

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He went on to explain that those who violate the Park’s rules and damage its environment could face up to five years in prison and/or fined up to ‎฿500,000 (£12,361.47).

TOP Varawut - ท็อป วราวุธ ศิลปอาชา/Facebook

Minister Varawut Silpa-archa continued:

A person entering the national park area must follow the orders of staff, officials who have ordered to follow the rules the commissioner to comply with the regulations of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife, and Plant species entering into the National Parks.

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To save yourself getting a box full of trash mailed to you (and a pretty hefty fine), just do the right thing and dispose of your rubbish properly, folks.

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Niamh Shackleton

Niamh Shackleton is a pint sized person and journalist at UNILAD. After studying Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, she did a year at Caters News Agency as a features writer in Birmingham before deciding that Manchester is (arguably) one of the best places in the world, and therefore moved back up north. She's also UNILAD's unofficial crazy animal lady.

Topics: Life, Now, Thailand

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Facebook/Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa
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    TOP Varawut - ท็อป วราวุธ ศิลปอาชา