Recycling project born on Samet

September 5, 2017 by  
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SAMET ISLAND, Rayong, 5 September 2017:  The Tourism Authority of Thailand officially kicked off the ‘Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand’ project on Monday.

The project was launched at a ceremony held in the Khao Laem Ya Mu Ko Samet Marine National Park off the coast of Rayong province.

Thailand has the distinction of being the first Asian country to join the Upcycling the Oceans clean-up campaign, held as a part of a global initiative by the Ecoalf Foundation to help clean the oceans of debris by engaging the help of local fishermen. Read more

Thailand tackles ocean trash

February 14, 2017 by  
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BANGKOK, 14 February 2017: Thai authorities are trying to clean up a massive, one-kilometre long tangle of trash, officials said Friday, calling it the largest garbage heap to float through the kingdom’s waters.

The mass of debris was estimated to weigh some 300 tonnes, said Sopon Thongdee, deputy director of Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Resources Department.

“In all my working life I’ve never seen an amount of garbage this huge,” he told AFP, adding that it was first spotted off of southern Chumpon province and has since floated north. Read more