Bangkok students clean Wong Amat Beach

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Students from King Prajadhipok’s Institute in Bangkok, shown here at city hall after cleaning up Wong Amat Beach as part of the Zero Trash Thailand project.
Students from King Prajadhipok’s Institute in Bangkok, shown here at city hall after cleaning up Wong Amat Beach as part of the Zero Trash Thailand project.

Students from King Pra­jadhipok’s Institute in Bangkok cleaned up Wong Amat Beach as part of the Zero Trash Thailand project.

Pattaya Mayor Anan Charoen­chasri greeted instructor Pithi Chalongwiriyalert and his students carrying a banner reading “we clean, we educate, we change”.

Zero Trash Thailand, and the related Zero Waste Thailand, are student-based initiatives to educate the public about the critical levels of garbage being disposed of in the oceans around Thailand and the entire planet.

Pithi said studies have estimated that the amount of trash dumped in the sea each year weighs the same as 55 million elephants and that Thailand is currently the world’s sixth-biggest ocean polluter.

The students scoured Wong Amat Beach, picking up litter while talking to beach-goers about the importance of cleaning the shoreline every day.