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Samet launches anti-plastic campaign

Samet launches anti-plastic campaign

THURSDAY, November 01, 2018
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Rayong kickstarts a green campaign on Thursday to reduce plastic bags and styrofoam containers on popular Koh Samet.

Samet launches anti-plastic campaign

The campaign was launched by Rayong deputy governor Yuttaphol Ong-art-ittichai at Khao Leam Ya-Mu Koh Samet National Park, Rayong Province. Many government authorities, resort operators, shop and restaurant owners also joined the event. 

It included a rally to promote cloth bags and tiffin carriers as good alternatives to single-use plastic bags and foam containers as well as raising public awareness of plastic waste and its impacts on humans, marine animals and the environment.   

Samet launches anti-plastic campaign

Also the deputy governor also gave a no-plastic bags sign to shops and resorts join the campaign not to offer plastic bags or polystyrene boxes to customers.

Samet launches anti-plastic campaign

Prayoon Pongpan, the national park’s superintendent, revealed the problems Koh Samet faced with waste. He said last year Samet welcomed almost 1,253,000 tourists and the increase in tourists means more plastic bags and foam containers.