THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Two tons of marine trash collected on Patong Beach in two hours

Two tons of marine trash collected on Patong Beach in two hours

PHUKET: Two tons of marine trash were collected from Patong Beach in just two hours, the Patong Municipality Chief of Sanitation has confirmed.

tourismpatongpollutionenvironmentnatural-resourcesmarine
By The Phuket News

Tuesday 24 September 2019, 07:03PM


The stunning volume of trash was cleared the sand in a mass beach by by more than 100 municipal officials and staffers yesterday morning (Sept 23), Thinnakorn Khuntaseema, Head of the Sanitation Division of the Public Health and Environment Department at Patong Municipality, told The Phuket News today.

“In just two hours yesterday morning, we collected more than 2,000kg while more trash was still being washed onto the beach,” he said.

“The trash just kept washing ashore, and officers had to keep on collecting it,” he added.

The mass cleanup focused only on the area of the beach south of the Police Box at the end of Bangla Rd, Mr Thinnakorn explained.

“Most of the garbage was glass bottles and plastic bags,” he said.

Laguna Golf Phuket

“There was not a lot of marine trash along other parts of the beach,” he added.

Mr Thinnakorn explained that a lot of waste from the sea had been washing ashore, a fact not unsual during the southwest monsoon from May through October each year.

“So we have officers out cleaning the beach every day, but yesterday there was a lot more than usual,” he said.

Some of the trash on the sand was people dumping rubbish along the beach front, he added.

“Please people don’t leave bottles and trash lying around after having a party on the beach. It is not good for the beach. We have garbage bins beside the beach,” Mr Thinnakorn said.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Kurt | 25 September 2019 - 11:46:55

Perhaps the Royal Navy can sail out and check on ships traffic and thai fishing trawlers or they throw rubbish overboard? Order them out for sanitation patrolling. A useful job. And have beach patrols during dark hours when beach parties take place. I red they know on which areas they have to focus. So?

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Multi-tier prices at state hospitals now in effect in Phuket

Correct Oesi, Kaaskop with a single p means cheese-head in the Netherlands. Now do your homework and...(Read More)


Patong Police hunting for foreigner wanted for $30k theft from exchange booth

I thought one had to produce a passport for currency exchanges- clearly not!...(Read More)


Multi-tier prices at state hospitals now in effect in Phuket

I set here free after she killed all my rats! Say Kaaskop means Chees head in Holland ?...(Read More)


Multi-tier prices at state hospitals now in effect in Phuket

"This was the first time I read an article complete" So you are saying all former comment...(Read More)


Fatal epileptic asthma attack suspected as pickup crashes off road

Dek, thank you for labeling my comment highly respectful'. And, can you comment on the believe ...(Read More)


Multi-tier prices at state hospitals now in effect in Phuket

Red, yellow, green rating should be already published in english at least, as this discriminating pr...(Read More)


Phuket readies for Chulalongkorn Day

Look forward for a national holiday that partly can officially be celebrated on Chalong Pier. That p...(Read More)


Phuket readies for Chulalongkorn Day

I miss link between honouring a good King and tidy up tangles of cables from utility poles by volunt...(Read More)


Phuket jet-ski operators warned after Chinese tourists dangerously ‘buzzed’

Yeah, sure..."jet-ski owners in Phuket must obey the rules, drive jet-skis safely and not opera...(Read More)


Multi-tier prices at state hospitals now in effect in Phuket

So, the foreigners are covering hospital exploitation costs, covering the red figures due to the 30 ...(Read More)