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Recycling

Do you have recycleable items in your home but don't know what to do with them? This week, I'll tell you where and how you can be green and help preserve the environment.


By Alasdair Forbes

Monday 5 November 2012, 04:34PM


Monday: Recyling is not very difficult in Phuket if you know how to do it. Separate your items into plastics, paper, aluminum and glass bottles. If you live in a moo ban or village, you will often see rag-pickers driving motorbikes with side cars looking for anything that can be recycled, which they sell to recycling companies. Give them your rubbish. Don't ask them for money - just feel good that you're doing the right thing.

Tuesday: There are several recycling facilities on the island. There is Wongpanit Recycling Center on the road from Tesco in Phuket Town to Kathu, near the Shell gas station. Wongpanit also has a place in Baan Lipon, just north of the Heroines Monument. On the north side of Phuket Town, on Soi Paneang there is Ko Piean Co.

Wednesday: Phuket Island Property Services, or PIPS, in Sooi Bangtao, almost opposite Tesco in Cherng Talay, have recycling bins in their parking lot. You can drop yout recyclables there at any time of day or night. PIPS can also gives you guidance of living more sustainably.

Thursday: If you're walking along the beach and you come across glass bottles, tin cans, and so on, why not pick them up and drop them at the Art Village in Rawai? They collect recycables and transform them into art. Be proud that you contributed to sculptures, figurines or mobiles - maybe buy something, too.

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Friday: Groups around the island regularly go out and clean garbage from beaches around Phuket. Some clean-ups include diving for rubbish on the seabed. Everything found goes for recycling. If you want to join one of these clean up crews, listen to Nick Anthony on the 89.5 FM Going Green show, every Saturday from 5 to 7 pm. Nick's the Mr Know It All of the Green Scene.

 

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