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Thammasat teachers, students clean garbage from canal

By The Nation

 

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Some 100 teachers and students of Thammasat University (TU)'s Rangsit Campus as well as community volunteers on Sunday attended a garbage-collection activity riding kayaks and two boats at Khlong 1 Canal area in Pathum Thani province.

 

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The group, led by university deputy rector Parinya Thewanarumitkul and Pathum Thani MP Anawin Ratanasataporn from the Future Forward Party, collected garbage and removed water hyacinth in the area behind Wan Khru 2502 School in Khlong Luang district. 

 

The activity was also meant to raise public awareness against littering or discharging wastewater into the canal.

 

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Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30374932

 

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-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-19
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This only has value as promo for the cause. It helps get into minds outside TU that we should do more. You can see a load of trash ignored in the picture. I bet if you go there today that is still piled all along canal. Picking up the floating stuff is no enough. Those canals have plastic floating on top and throughout to the floor of the canals. A sincere effort would have everyone totally dirty.

 

Thammasat has plenty of trash on it's campus. Students, teachers and staff won't bend over to pick up a single piece  unless maybe they drop it. You could sit there all day and you won't find one person pick up a single piece. One thing that doesn't help is there usually aren't any bins around at all. In fact for a more than a decade the back of Thammasat Rangsit had trash scattered all over the place and dumped by Thammasat itself. Just recently they plowed dirt over it. One good thing Thammasat does do is not allow the 10 7Elevens on campus to use plastic bags. Thammasat has name-power to across Thailand to promote but it needs to do more and needs to get its students to actually take action as individuals changing their habits, That's going to be hard to do. But as everyone knows, it's not a TU issue; it's a culture issue across the nation.

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So they only cleaned the floating plastic?

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At least someone is doing something, and maybe it will motivate a few people

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5 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

Kudos to all of them for making an effort.

 

Wonder how many cynics:

Are in Thailand

Pitch in Themselves

 

 

Good to see a post from you mate,i did the other day,picked up a heap of bags ,was all i could afford after my recent divorce settlement.

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Well done , but now what happened with the garbage?

In Hua hin soldiers did on a beach and buried it in holes, wise?

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please send them to pratumnak and pattaya...

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