Zero Baht Shop
Bangkok’s Zero Baht Shop may be unusual, but it’s also a great idea and a terrific way for consumers to play their part in saving the planet. It also provides people on lower incomes with alternative ways to sustain their family. The small store can be found on a residential street in the Prawet district. Imagine a shop where all you need to stock up on basic essentials is some trash. That’s what the Zero Baht Shop is—a place where people can exchange recyclable goods for useful items. No money is needed. There’s also a community swap shop. The shop sells snacks, drinks, basic cooking ingredients, like oil and fish sauce, toiletries, cleaning products, and other day-to-day essentials. Payment is made with glass or plastic bottles, tin cans, bundles of paper or cardboard, and anything else that can be cashed in and recycled. And, that’s kind of weird but cool!