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Yanui underwater cleanup nets 100kg of trash

Before the storm weather blew in late this past week, Thai and foreign volunteers held an underwater cleanup at Yanui Beach that netted more than 100kg of trash and marine debris.

Environment
By The Phuket News

Sunday 26 June 2022, 11:58AM


Rawai Mayor Aroon Soros said that 70% of the waste collected was trash, including discarded fishing nets and other materials. Some 30% of the trash collected was plastic.

The cleanup, held on Thursday (June 23), was organised by the Rotary Club of Andaman, Mayor Aroon said.

The main aim of the cleanup, which Rawi Municipality staff also lent a hand in organising, was to collect marine trash and debris that was damaging the local marine ecosystem and would most likely eventually end up being washed on shore.

The cleanup also aimed to help create awareness among local people about the importance of preserving the environment and encourage people to not pollute the waters around Phuket, Mayor Aroon said.

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christysweet | 30 June 2022 - 09:50:40

What hope is there if officials even appear unaware the careless discarding on the ground  of a beverage cup, top, straw and carry bag is how 'trash' ends up in the sea? 

Kurt | 27 June 2022 - 09:29:06

Many years, many clean ups by volunteers. When start the awareness among local people to be noticed? The Mayor better print 'Awareness flyers' and spread them door to door among local people.

solar_serfer | 26 June 2022 - 20:29:32

great job, guys

 

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