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More tourists, less litter this Loy Krathong

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PATTAYA:-- Volunteers joined Pattaya sanitation workers in cleaning up the mess left behind from Loy Krathong.


People spread out across the beach, picking up plastic bags, food containers and krathongs that washed back to shore Nov. 12.
Trash collectors said there was less litter than in previous years despite an increase in tourists.


Part of that was due to an increased number of garbage cans placed by city hall while part was the high-profile push to use natural materials in krathongs and for food sellers to not use foam boxes.

 

See more: https://www.pattayamail.com/news/more-tourists-less-litter-this-loy-krathong-276073

-- PATTAYA MAIL 2019-11-15--

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10 minutes ago, CNXexpat said:

Will they learn from it and place garbage cans during the whole year? I don´t think so. 

 

I have never been in a country with so few garbage cans. 

For what they're worth, the locals don't use them anyway. 

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8 minutes ago, Farrows3399 said:

For what they're worth, the locals don't use them anyway. 

Oh, that´s the reason why they are used a lot if I find one. Also in non-tourist areas.

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14 minutes ago, Vacuum said:

It's a 'cultural' thing. Thais just drop their litter where they're standing.

Same as westerners - till the countries start fining them.
https://www.businessinsider.com/photos-national-parks-trash-government-shutdown-2019-1#as-of-january-10-the-situation-has-grown-worse-with-visitors-uncovering-soiled-diapers-alcohol-bottles-and-human-waste-one-public-land-advocate-even-found-animal-feces-laced-with-styrofoam-4

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3 hours ago, Rimmer said:

Trash collectors said there was less litter than in previous years despite an increase in tourists.

Trash collectors are working in a second job at TAT ???

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Trash collectors said there was less litter than in previous years despite an increase in tourists.

Did they found any cigarette butts? If so, they could make millions if they'd put up some CCTV surveillance on the beach..

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Maybe more tourists, but a great reduction in Thai nationals getting dressed up in the finery to float off their Krathong 😞 Years ago there were 10,000 such people along Beach Road, but sadly tradition is dying at an alarming rate.

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i was on Pattaya beach for Loy krathong night

More tourists? i don't think so, 80% was thais

there was around 5\6000 people on the beach

basically most of them was here for the free concert given by Carabao.

Less litter? True, it was not a disaster, essentialy because few trash collectors

was hanging around the people with big pockets collecting the aluminums cans,

glass bottles (All the things they can sell later)

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2005 at bali hai and walking street they had a show fireworks and music

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