Every national park should do this. Khoa Yai National Park, in Thailand, is a popular tourist destination, but officials say they’re tired of litter ruining the site’s natural beauty and endangering the animals that live there.
Environmental Minister Varawut Silpa-archa has come up with a novel solution. He posted a photo to social media showing plastic bottles, cans and chip bags that had been collected and packaged up, ready to be returned to the litterbug who dropped it, with a note reading, “You forgot these things.” The minister also added that anyone caught littering could face up to five years in jail and a hefty fine.
Visitors to the park must now register their home address before entering, and anyone caught littering can expect to have their trash mailed back to them and be reported to local police.