Locals and tourists in Chiang Mai province are consuming an average of 8 tons of Durian per day. This year’s arrival of the Durian season has truly become a Durian Fever for Durian lovers and tourist wanting to experience what the hype is all about. The mountains of Durian peels are starting to cause waste management problems in the area.
Officers from the Chiang Mai Environment Management Department have been rushing to separate plastic and other waste from the Durian peels that have created large spiky mountains in Suan Luang, Chiang Mai city. Orders have been given from the Chiang Mai Municipality Office to the waste management officers to gather all the Durian peels scattered in the markets and homes of locals in Chiang Mai daily.
The Durian peels will be used to make fertilizers that can help lessen the waste pile in Chiang Mai. The Workpoint News Team discovered that locals and tourists in Chiang Mai are currently consuming an average of 8 tons of Durian per day.
Nattapatch Jirajit a fresh fruit seller in Muang Mai market reported that Durian Season is putting out more Durian than in 2018. All types of Durian is popular, including Kan Yao and Mon Thong. Not only are the locals crazy about Durian right now, but many customers are also Chinese tourists coming to choose the Durian directly themselves at the markets.
Tasanai Buranopkorn the Mayor of Chiang Mai reported that the people in Chiang Mai are buying 8 to 9 tons of Durian per day. About 4 to 5 tons or 60% of the Durian peels are coming from the markets and 3 to 4 tons or 40% are coming from the homes of the people. Since the beginning of the Durian season, over 100 tons have been gathered into mountains of Durian peels.
FB Caption: The Mayor of Chiang Mai reported that locals and tourists are buying 8 to 9 tons of Durian per day. Over 100 tons of Durian peels have been gathered by the Environment Management Department to make into fertilizers.
Source: Workpoint News