Trash heroes to clean up Kamala Beach

THOSE already in Phuket or will be there this weekend might like to join a big cleanup of Kamala Beach on Saturday October 1, 2016 with there to be free food and drinks for participants and no signing up required.

trash-2-1This has been organized by Trash Hero Phuket and Kamala Green Club with Andara Resort & Villas sponsoring the event. The meeting point is Kamala Police Station at 2 p.m. but those who come early could join a free yoga class on the beach at 1 p.m.

Trash Hero is a grassroots organization which won the Green Excellence Award in 2015 and has inspired cleanups around the country and beyond.

Its goal is to create sustainable, community-based projects that will remove existing waste and reduce future waste by inspiring long-term behavior change. This is done through the following:

  • Action and Awareness: Picking up trash be it a cigarette butt on the road or 20,000 kilos from island beaches because as is well known action speaks louder than words.
  • Education: Backing up hands-on experience with educational information about the impact that trash has on the global environment.
  • Sustainable projects: Creating long-term projects that bring communities together to remove and better manage waste and work out strategies to reduce the amount of waste produced in future.
  • Inspiration: Motivating people to become Trash heroes in their everyday lives.

Meanwhile Kamala Green Club coordinates a private sector supported initiative for waste management and community education for a greener Kamala Beach.


TOP: Trash heroes cheer after spending hours cleaning a Phuket beach.

INSET: A Trash Hero artwork on a Phuket beach.

By Thai Residents reporters



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