Hotels champion beach clean up

September 7, 2017 by  
Filed under Hospitality, News, Thailand

PHUKET, 7 September 2017: The Phuket Hotels Association is encouraging locals and tourists to value the beauty of Phuket’s beaches and surrounding Andaman seas through a “Hearts with Hands, Keep Phuket Clean beach clean up event Saturday 16 September.

This is the second clean-up initiative to be launched this month; the other focusing on Samet Island, in the Gulf of Thailand sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

The Phuket Hotels Association’s Environmental & Sustainability Working Group launched the island wide initiative in support of the International Coastal Clean Up Campaign, which will see millions of volunteers across the globe unite to fight ocean pollution. Read more

Halong Bay bans Polystyrene

January 26, 2017 by  
Filed under News, Vietnam

HANOI, 26 January 2017: Halong Bay Peoples Committee has banned the use of polystyrene and is calling for the implementation of an environmentally friendly alternative for use at the popular tourist destination.

The move follows last year’s ‘Big Clean-up’, carried out by Bhaya Cruises in collaboration with the Ha Long – Cat Ba Alliance that attempted to identify the extent of damage inflicted on Halong Bay from pollution.

HG Holdings’ Darius Postma delivered a presentation on behalf of the alliance to the leadership committee on the devastating impact of Polystyrene, an EPA classed cacogenic categorised as one of the top five dirtiest production processes. Read more