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Beach cleanup off Phuket nets 133kg of rubbish

PHUKET: A beach and underwater cleanup activity held at Koh Khai in Phang Nga, just north of Phuket, over the weekend netted 133 kilograms of rubbish.

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Monday 24 April 2017, 02:13PM


The 35 volunteer divers collected some 133kg of rubbish from on and around Koh Khai in Phang Nga.
The 35 volunteer divers collected some 133kg of rubbish from on and around Koh Khai in Phang Nga.

Director of the Phuket Department of Marine and Coastal Resources’ (DMCR) Conservation Division, Mr Suchart Rattanaruengsri, yesterday (Apr 23) announced that 35 volunteer divers had taken part in a two-day beach cleanup on and around Koh Khai on Saturday (Apr 22) and yesterday and collected 133kg of rubbish.

“Most of the rubbish was fishing equipment, glass and plastic bottles, rope, diving equipment and cans,” Mr Suchat said.

“Boat operators should instruct their customers not to dispose of their rubbish in the sea because it affects marine life and coral reefs. Everyone should help to collect rubbish on the beaches and in the sea.

“If we care for the environment we will have beautiful nature and long term tourism,” he added.  

 

 

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Jor12 | 25 April 2017 - 19:23:10

Timothy...losing nets happens all over the world, where sometimes turtles and whales become snared in them. So, someone has to fish to feed you mob, so the lazy farangs can an relax on the beach and whinge about the lack of seating and umbrellas. 

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Timothy | 25 April 2017 - 10:12:58

This guy is absolutely correct. Those darn tourists should stop throwing fishing nets overboard! 

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Jor12 | 24 April 2017 - 20:01:05

Kudos to the Thai people, keeping the place clean for the lazy, whinging, keyboard tapping farang, who expect everything to be done for them. I don't see one farang in the photo! 

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BenPendejo | 24 April 2017 - 16:17:46

I love this line..."Boat operators should instruct their customers not to dispose of their rubbish in the sea".  Silly Thai...doesn't know that probably 99% of the trash is coming from uneducated boat operators and fishermen (who seem to be the worst trashers of the marine environment).  I have seen it myself when I was on a PhiPhi boat, and the operator opened a pack of cigarettes and threw all the wrappers (and his stubs) over the edge and into the sea while tourists were snorkling.  But typical of Thai officials like Khun Rattanaruengsri to point the finger at others.

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Kurt | 24 April 2017 - 15:23:08

Mhh, Many thanks, appreciation and respect for the 35 volunteers.
No respect for the director of DMCR, who comes not further than useless bla bla...."if WE take care", and instructions given from a office arm chair in a aircon office.
Is it not his and his staff job to keep clean?
Great that volunteers are joining, but where were the responsible DMCR 'cleaners'? In office, sitting on hands.

Thailands environmental cleanness is not a volunteer job
It is a Government job.
Volunteers are great, a lot of respect for them, but sad to see they are more concerned about matters what is actually a DMCR job.

Is it wrong thinking that DMCR has a budget for this cleaning, now done for free by volunteers?

But it is great that volunteers feel the call to do were the thai government bodies are failing.

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