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World Thai national park mails trash back to tourists

12:31  18 september  2020
12:31  18 september  2020 Source:   bbc.com

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If you litter in this Thai national park , your trash may just come back to haunt you. Well, not exactly haunt, but it'll be shipped to your home as a pointed Authorities in the popular Khao Yai National Park near Bangkok will start sending rubbish back to litterers, Thailand 's environment minister said.

Though recently, Khao Yai National Park came up with an idea to discourage people from littering that is quite unique, to say the least. In order to inform the tourists where the trash came from, they added a note saying this: “You have forgotten some of your belongings at the Khao Yai National Park .

If you litter in this Thai national park, your trash may just come back to haunt you.

Well, not exactly haunt, but it'll be shipped to your home as a pointed reminder that when out in nature, you better clean up after yourself.

Authorities in the popular Khao Yai National Park near Bangkok will start sending rubbish back to litterers, Thailand's environment minister said.

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If you litter in this Thai national park , your rubbish may just come back to haunt you. Well, not exactly haunt, but it'll be shipped to your home as a pointed "Your trash - we'll send it back to you," the post warns, reminding people that littering in a national park is an offence and punishable with up to five

Mailing trash to Khao Yai’s offending tourists is not the norm. “ Thailand ’s national parks and wildlife have had time to recover from damaging results of tourism such as littering over the past six months and this gesture has the best of intentions to ensure we all do our part to help our country

Offenders will also be registered with the police.

Visitors to the park have to register with their addresses, making it easy for rangers to track them down if they leave rubbish behind.

Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa posted pictures of trash collected in cardboard parcels ready to be shipped on his Facebook account.

"Your trash - we'll send it back to you" the post warns, reminding people that littering in a national park is an offence and punishable with up to five years in prison and hefty fines.

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Along with empty plastic bottles, cans and chips wrappings, the box in the Facebook post contains a polite note saying: "You forgot these things at Khao Yai National Park".

Park authorities say the trash left behind can be particularly dangerous for animals who may try to eat it.

Khao Yai National Park which is north-east of the Thai capital Bangkok stretches across more than 2,000 sq km (770 sq miles) and is very popular with hikers.

It's the oldest national park in Thailand and known for its waterfalls, animals and scenery.

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