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More than 1.5 tonnes of floating trash cleared from Phuket canal

More than 1.5 tonnes of floating trash cleared from Phuket canal

PHUKET: A new boat fitted with a scoop for collecting floating trash and other debris has cleared more than 1.5 tonnes of waste floating in the canal near the Phuket fishing port on the east side of Phuket Town.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 21 December 2021, 10:45AM


Photo: DMCR / Rassada Municipality

Photo: DMCR / Rassada Municipality

The boat, called “Tor Chor 02”, is operated by the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, reported Rassada Municipality.

The boat was recently brought into service to clear the floating waste plaguing the waters in the Tha Jeen Canal, separating Koh Siray from Phuket. The area is also home to Phuket’s busy fishing port.

Rassada Mayor Nakarin Yosangrat conducted an inspection tour of the boat’s capabilities last Friday (Dec 17), as the Tha Jeen Canal is within Rassada Municipality’s area of administration.

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During the outing the boat scooped up 1,578.24kg of floating waste, mostly organic waste, plastic and glass beverage bottles, and plastic bags, Rassada Municipality noted.

All the trash collected from the canal was handed over to Rassada Municipality to dispose of properly.

The boat and crew are continuing their efforts to clear the canal.

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christysweet | 22 December 2021 - 14:26:35

Watched as a local grocery chain manager put perfectly recyclable  office paper in a pail of  vegetable scraps and tossed it all in a public garbage  can. There's just no hope for this nation. 

reality check | 22 December 2021 - 09:19:12

I hope they are looking for any trash that may identify the person(s) who discarded it and fine them for it.

JohnC | 22 December 2021 - 09:10:10

I love the second last sentence in this article. All the trash...   ...to dispose of properly. So once it's dark enough the rubbish will get thrown back in the canal to hide it again. TIT.

DeKaaskopp | 21 December 2021 - 15:28:42

Well done.Now start to clear out some of those expat trash who keeps whinging about everything.

BosysurfNaiHarn | 21 December 2021 - 14:54:17

If that much was floating, how much has sunk to the bottom? Could become a tourist attraction to operated the claw to win a "whattheheckisthat".

Christy Sweet | 21 December 2021 - 14:00:41

The two faces, the lying, the racism-nothing bothers me about Thailand as much as the veneer of trash EVERYWHERE. Every corner dump and debris field around trash cans -it all ends up in the ocean eventually.   

Kurt | 21 December 2021 - 13:25:56

Is it not about time to teach the Thai citizens not to drop their debris at mentioned locations? Tiem to make them more environmental conscious? The constant reports about enormous cleaning ups justifies talks with thai citizens to prevent environment pollution.

 

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