WITH the growing popularity of young coconut juice among locals and tourists, Chiang Mai Municipality is having a hard time dealing with a mountain of coconut skin and shells, Sanook.com reported today (August 28).
According to Mr Assanee Buranupakorn, chief assistant of the Chiang Mai governor, the municipality has to cope with around 10 tons of these leftovers each day.
To avoid causing pollution, the city is now using them to produce organic fertilizers. “This way, we are able to save 30,000 baht in municipality budget each month,” he added.
Top: A mountain of coconut skin and shells in Chiang Mai. Photo:Sanook.com via thaisarn.net
By Songpol Kaopatumtip