Hello Kitty & I'm Not a Plastic Bag

Fashion Statement, Pop Culture

I would think a  Hello Kitty armband on a Thai police uniform is a dashing fashion statement!

After all, who could resist this little cutie kitty ? Kitty

Not according to the NY Times' Cute Kitty Is Pink Badge of Shame in Bangkok,

The article says that Pongpat Chayaphan, acting chief of the Crime Suppression Division who " .. has trained with the American Secret Service and the Canadian police, and says he wants to modernize his force, “even though we lack the highest technology, equipment and mind-set. ...

An aide, Maj. Weeraprach Wonrat, said the chief was a believer in behavioral science. Pink armbands for misdemeanors are a start. Stronger measures could be next for corruption and other more serious infractions."

This leads to an article in TIME

 How a $1720 Louis Vuitton LOVE tote bag .. might make the world a little greener ? 

The idea being if shoppers in London and HongKong lined up to buy this $15 tote bags and use them to bag groceries - they will in turn use fewer disposable plastic bags.

Even more so, if celebrities & movie stars who can afford the LV Love bags, start carrying these designer totebags, and very likely make a fashion statement of them being eco-friendly .... who wouldn't want to be like them ?

Anyway, fashion statement may not be enough to make the world a litttle greener, a legislation like banning nonbiodegradable bags from grocery stores which San Francisco was the first U.S. city to enforce it, would probably make more impact.






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ผมคิดว่า ทั้งกรณี Hello Kitty และกรณีถุงช๊อปปิ้งที่ไม่ใช่ถุงพลาสติก เป็นเหมือนเรื่องของ discipline ครับ



It occured to me that grocery stores in some European countries don't provide plastic bags .. or at a cost ..and shoppers have to bring their own grocer bags.

Any stores in Thailand are doing this?