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This National Park Is Sending Garbage Back to Litterbug Tourists

by Outsider
Garbage littering a landfill.
(Photo by Boonchai Wedmakawand/Getty Images)

Don’t even think about going to litter in Thailand’s Khaoi Yai National Park. If you do, you may be in for a rude awakening.

Thailand’s minister of natural resources and environment, Varawuit Silpa-archa, took to Facebook with a stern warning. He stressed that anyone who leaves any type of garbage behind will have it mailed back to them. That means there’s no dropping off offensive trash without getting caught.

“I will pick up all of your garbage,” he wrote on Facebook. “Postage back…home as souvenir.” Leaving trash to fester in the environment as such

“Your trash — we’ll send it back to you,” another photo of garbage is captioned. It might even be in a much neater method than you left it previously. It’s remarkable, really, as they’re much neater than those who litter.

How your garbage will be tracked and sent back to you

But it isn’t just as easy as dumping garbage in the park and getting away with it. You’ll be identified and then blacklisted from the park. You’ll also be registered with the police. It’s also good to be reminded that littering in a national park is punishable with fines and up to 5 years in prison.

How does the park keep track of visitors who could potentially drop their garbage behind? Everyone who heads there has to share their home address and register before being allowed in. That way the authorities can keep an eye on who comes in and out of the park. If you offend the authorities by leaving items you shouldn’t, you’ll get a nice package sent to you.

It’s a good practice to not litter as it is, but if you go to this Thailand national park, you should be extra vigilant about what you’re putting into the environment and leaving behind.

[H/T: New York Post]