The Can Do Team
Plastic is ubiquitous, and its use is propagating a range of negative consequences. Overuse of plastic within the Phutthabucha Temple market in Bang Mod, Bangkok is harming their canal, a central community resource. Based on the needs of the community, we presented low-cost and convenient options to motivate and equip the community to reduce their plastic use. We designed a multi-phase campaign called “Let’s Reduce for Bang Mod” to inspire action through posters, social media, and an incentive program. We also suggested providing reusable bags through a bag share program and eliminating the need for takeaway bags by including an eating area in the market. The provided solutions can be spread to markets throughout Thailand to positively impact the environment and human health.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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