Bangkok vs. Plastic Bags [Season 2, Episode 66]

2018-01-16T16:21:22+00:00

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Yes, there are too many plastic bags floating — literally — around Bangkok. But rather than you listen to just more expat bitching, we brought on a local Thai person who’s doing more than just bitching about the problem. Joey Liptapanlop is roping in his fellow citizens to start a grassroots movement aimed at… 7-11?

Did you know that Thailand is the 6th worst plastic polluter in the world? That’s thanks to the 1.03 million metric tons of plastic Thais release into the water. Joey and his crew want to do something about that, and this seems like the generation to (finally) get it done.

This is something we can get behind. Slacktivists can join the almost 25,0000 people who have signed the Change.org petition to put the pressure on 7-11. There’s also a Weeboon page to support the efforts of plastic pollution with small donations, currently getting close to ฿100,000. #deathbyplastic

We’re staying controversial with the Love, Loath, or Leave segment of the show, this time taking on “White Privilege”. Clearly, the two of us are the beneficiaries of such a reality. But how do we feel about it? How do you feel about it? Listen to what we have to say and let us know in the comments.

Special thanks to Mr. Woolibeans — no, that’s not his real name, and that makes for an interesting story — for his support of the Bangkok. Join him and the other ~50 people who support us on Patreon. You’ll get bonus content, the regular show early, and feel good about yourself. And help us keep the show going strong!.

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2 Comments

  1. Mr Woolibeans January 17, 2018 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    You guys crack me up! Thanks for the awesome shoutout and another super cool episode. I just booked me a flight to BKK today for the beginning of May. And there’s a chance I’ll be swinging by some other time. Let us know if there’s a hook up in the pipeline that us loyal listeners might be able to attend, craft beers in hand.

    Episode idea….bicycle or motorcycle tours. Preferably out of town. Like Pattaya perhaps? I did one last year (pattayabikeandboattours.com) when it was 37c which was kinda fun.

    Good health and Best wishes for 2018!

    Stefan

    • Greg January 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      Hey Stefan, thanks for those secret codes! 🙂 Bike tours are an interesting idea…I think we included them in our ‘see Bangkok like a tourist’ episode a few months back. There seems to be more and more of them around these days – even when it’s 37C!

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