The National Park in Thailand Returns The Garbage by Post

Visitors to national parks in Thailand could soon start receiving packages in which the administration sends them the garbage they left behind upon their return home.

After numerous visitors left behind piles of rubbish last weekend in Khao Yai National Park near Bangkok, Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-Archa packed the rubbish and returned it to the owners by post.

“We picked up your trash and packed it in a cardboard box and sent it home to you. This should teach you never to throw trash anywhere again,” reads the message attached to the package.

Campers report to the national park administration when they arrive. It is easy to find out their exact address and the location of their tents where they left the waste.

But along with the garbage can, unscrupulous campers will also receive a report to the local police for violating the regulations on national parks, writes the portal “The Thaiger”.

“Garbage can be dangerous for animals like deer if they eat it and try to digest the plastic waste that people leave behind,” explains Narin Pinsakul from Khao Yai National Park.

The minister posted a photo of empty bottles and bags of snacks ready for sending by mail on his Facebook page.

Pollution of the environment is punishable by up to 5 years in prison or a fine of up to 500,000 baht ($ 16,000) under Thai environmental law.

Khao Yai National Park was opened in 1962 and is the oldest national park in Thailand. With its waterfalls and impressive flora and fauna on more than 2,000 square kilometers, it is considered one of the most beautiful parks in that country in Southeast Asia.

Originally published at on September 23, 2020.



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