We all know that garbage cans are being put up all over the city and in all places for our convenience. Wrapping, cans and packages should be thrown in the garbage cans at the corners of the roads while we are outside.
If we can’t find a trash can nearby, we know we can’t just throw it out on the road. It’s messy and frowned upon! From small children to adults, everyone is aware of the impact of litter on our environment and wildlife.
It seems that some still need education in this area because they keep throwing their rubbish everywhere except in the bins.
Officials at Khao Yai National Park in central Thailand observed that people were throwing a lot of rubbish. So, they decided to give them a taste of their own medicine! Park officials returned the waste to the owners by wrapping and mailing it.
People who camped in the park overnight left but left a lot of garbage in the tent. It didn’t take long for officials to track down these bedbugs and hand over what is theirs to keep.
In Thailand, the rules regarding waste are quite strict. They completely banned the use of plastic bags. In addition, leaving garbage in a park can lead to up to five years in prison. In addition, they must pay a fine of $ 16,000.
Looks like people won’t take this seriously and the authorities had to turn to a new idea to make them understand their mistake. They got off easily!
Varawut Silpa-archa, the Minister of the Environment of Thailand expressed his thoughts on this serious problem. He said, “I will pick up every piece of your trash, pack it well in a box, and mail it to your home as a souvenir.”
Authorities have even banned campers from spending a night in the beautiful park. They received their garbage with a note that read, “You forgot some of your stuff in Khao Yai National Park. Please let us return them to you.
Mr. Varawut shared a message for those who wish to visit the park to enjoy the waterfalls and monsoon forest. He wrote: “You can only take two things in our parks. These are memories and photos. Leave only footprints behind.
All countries take this issue as a serious concern and tighten their rules. Let us be responsible citizens and let our nature breathe in the open air instead of burying it under garbage and rubbish.