In response to this, the Patong Municipality, in association with Phuket-based environmental organisation SEEK, named the second day of the carnival as ‘Environmental Day.’
The programme consisted of a packed schedule of events, including turtle releases and reef cleans performed by divers.
SEEK Coordinator Kanokwan Homcha-aim, who was the MC of the event, said, “Over 350 children from three local Patong schools got involved in a beach cleaning event and then took the 250 kg of waste collected to make eco-art.”
Hundreds of local people and tourists turned up to enjoy the day, which included cultural dance shows, magicians and even a stunt plane which dipped, twirled and flew above Patong beach.
There were also educational booths manned by representatives from SEEK Phuket, Regional Environmental Office 15 (recycling), Marine & Coastal Resources Research Centre (rare marine life and sea grass), and the Marine & Coastal Recourses Conservation Centre 5.