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Once plastic bag addicted, Thai shoppers find creative alternatives

Customers bring buckets and wheelbarrows, while others turn to delivery

A cashier places groceries into a reusable bag in Bangkok on Jan. 2. Some shoppers have turned to less conventional alternatives, like wheelbarrows.   © Reuters

BANGKOK -- Three weeks after single-use plastic bags disappeared from Thailand's stores, consumers are adjusting to the new reality through a combination of improvisation and alternatives to regular shopping.

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