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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.

Social media have been flooded with photos of creative solutions devised by consumers across the country, from buckets, laundry bags and wheelbarrows to the very T-shirts they were wearing.

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