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US Ambassador Glyn Davies gives his support for this weekend’s beach clean

 

Plastics are very hazardous to marine life, killing more than a million birds and over 100,000 seals, turtles, and whales, and an immense number of fish in our ocean.

 

By Tanutam Thawan

 

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US Ambassador to Thailand, Glyn Davies

 

Phuket’s biggest beach clean up is on this weekend with hotels around the island hosting many of the beach cleaning efforts along with locals and expats. You’re invited.

 

Keep Phuket Clean “ภูเก็ตสวยด้วยมือและใจเรา” has been initiated by the Phuket Hotels Association’s Environmental & Sustainability Working Group members and supported by Phuket’s Governor and TAT Phuket: Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office.

 

Hotel members are championing a beach each and will sponsor cleaning supplies and some light refreshments on the day.

 

Full story: https://www.phuketgazette.net/news/us-ambassador-glyn-davies-gives-support-weekends-beach-clean

 
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-- © Copyright Phuket Gazette 2017-09-14

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yellowboat    5,395

Nice idea, but it needs to happen more often.   There are plenty of poor, non violent souls rotting in jail.  Why not press them into periodic cleaning by offering them one day cut from their sentence for two days worked ?

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Lupatria    6,007
2 hours ago, webfact said:

US Ambassador Glyn Davies gives his support for this weekend’s beach clean

While he is giving orders from his posh residence balcony to the gardeners picking up the fallen leaves on his lawn...

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VocalNeal    1,434
1 hour ago, yellowboat said:

Nice idea, but it needs to happen more often.   There are plenty of poor, non violent souls rotting in jail.  Why not press them into periodic cleaning by offering them one day cut from their sentence for two days worked ?

Yep. There are already prison gangs sweeping streets etc in Bangkok. So why not do the beaches. 

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pattayadgw    174

There are plenty of people out of work in this country.... local govt's should have a dedicated team or teams to clean beaches at daybreak every day of the year.

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Jimi007    1,504
1 hour ago, pattayadgw said:

There are plenty of people out of work in this country.... local govt's should have a dedicated team or teams to clean beaches at daybreak every day of the year.

I don't know where you came up with "there are plenty of people out of work in this country." The unemployment rate is maybe 1%. And most Thais aren't going to pick up trash on the beach for minimum wage. http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/thailands-unemployment-rate-go-1/

 

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