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Re: Bangsaphan Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 07 Mar 2015 15:40
by Mike Parker
I realise that a lot of the crap landing on the beaches is from fishing boast but don't discount the amount that comes out of the waterways around Bangkok mainly the Chap Prayo River.I used to cross that regularly when working there and the amount of stuff coming out with the tide is incredible.During the floods there were mountains of it. Now it might spend weeks/months floating around in the sea at the whim of currents and prevailing wind conditions but eventually it finishes up on a beach somewhere. Have a friend living in Rayong, down past Pattaya, its a real garbage dump on that stretch of beach. Kho Samet is a real shocker too.

Which gets back to my original point the WHOLE country needs educating on proper disposal of waste and it wont happen in my lifetime.But the great efforts you are making down there might just rub off on a few people.Nice to see so many local Thai people concerned.

Re: Bangsaphan Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 03 Jun 2015 07:58
by buksida
Our beaches are far from clean, the resorts only take care of their own little spot so we're starting a weekly 'Trash Hero' campaign to work on the rest of Suan Luang's beach.

Starting Monday June 8th at 07.30-08.00 @ Country Road we'll work on the beach area at the end of this soi and slowly clean all the way to Sunrise Resort over the coming months.

Turn up, join in, make a difference!

Re: Bangsaphan Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 03 Jun 2015 18:10
by bazfaz
When we lived in Wallingford downstream from Oxford for a couple of years we attacked the litter on the Thames path. People gave us funny looks but we got that riverside path litter-free for a couple of kilometres.

We have almost decided on going to Proud Thai in Bang Krut this coming February. We'll clean up our little stretch of beach (except for dog mess).

Re: Bangsaphan Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 04 Jun 2015 01:51
by migrant
When we get there, which will be a few months, will happily join in

Re: Bangsaphan Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 08 Jun 2015 10:33
by buksida
Thanks to those that joined our first weekly beach cleanup this morning - we collected ten sacks of garbage in an hour (including one of the "dont litter" signs which made its way into the ocean).

Thanks to Country Road for providing the transport and disposal.
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Here is the result - a clean beach!
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There is a LOT more to do so we'll meet every Monday morning @ 07.30 and clean for an hour since it starts to get hot thereafter.

Re: Bangsaphan Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 08 Jun 2015 16:39
by Big Boy
Good job guys.

Re: Bangsaphan Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 12 Jun 2015 16:36
by buksida
Calling all Trash Heroes: we'll be going at it again on Monday, earlier start of around 7am to beat the heat. Meeting at Thepparat School for the deaf and working from there.

Re: Bangsaphan Trash Hero: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 15 Jun 2015 09:44
by buksida
Another great effort by Bangsaphan's Trash Heroes today, we cleaned between Thepparat School and Sunrise Resort. A lot of trash here, mostly from people who have thrown it from their vehicles onto the beach. Got some funny looks from the fishing hut as we went past and cleaned up all of their crap.
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We will start at Why Not next Monday at 07.30 and work north, this section hasn't been done since February.

Re: Bangsaphan Trash Hero: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 16 Jun 2015 02:40
by migrant
Looks great!

Re: Bangsaphan Trash Hero: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 16 Jun 2015 06:34
by buksida
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Trash Hero Bangsaphan will need sponsors as it grows to provide for the following:

Bin liners and gloves
Gasoline for trash disposal in town
T-shirts for volunteers
Printing posters and flyers
Refreshments on clean up Mondays
Bins in areas that are regularly trashed

If you are interested in sponsoring our movement by providing one of the above please get in touch: info @ bangsaphanguide.com

Re: Bangsaphan Trash Hero: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 19 Jun 2015 10:06
by buksida
Calling all Trash Heroes: this Monday we will be starting at Why Not and heading north, this section has not been done for 4 months. Start time 07.30-08.00.

Re: Bangsaphan Trash Hero: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 22 Jun 2015 11:47
by buksida
Another great cleanup this Monday, over 70kg collected from a stretch of beach we did only 4 months ago.
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Thanks to Roy Tawan for providing refreshments.

Trash Hero Bangsaphan has now been officially recognised, please see our dedicated Facebook page for latest news and updates: http://www.facebook.com/trashherobangsaphan

Re: Trash Hero Bangsaphan: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 30 Jun 2015 07:08
by buksida
Another great effort on Monday ...
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http://www.facebook.com/trashherobangsaphan

Re: Trash Hero Bangsaphan: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 08 Jul 2015 13:57
by buksida
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Every Monday 8am @ Roy Tawan

Be The Hero!

Re: Trash Hero Bangsaphan: Suan Luang beach cleaning

Posted: 14 Jul 2015 12:01
by buksida
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For your support, donations, refreshments and help:

Jonathan Heather
Nola Lee Kelsey
Country Road Bar & Restaurant Bangsaphan
Lan Talay Seafood
Roy Tawan Restaurant
Bangsaphan Guide

If you would like to contribute to our growing cause to keep Bangsaphan's beaches free of trash please get in touch.