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Bang Saen: Bangkok residents to blame for filthy beach, say traders

 

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Traders in seaside resort Bang Saen and the news media  have pointed the finger of blame at filthy Bangkokians for messing up their beach. 

 

77kaoded said that the trash that plagues the popular resort in Chonburi mostly flows out of rivers like Bangkok's Chao Phraya and nearby Bang Pakong. 

 

It is then blown back on the tourist beaches during the monsoon season. 

 

Rubber ring trader Wiphak, 56, said that the locals were learning to be clean and tidy and tourists were clearing up after themselves. 

 

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Bangkok was to blame, he said, and possibly a few people who tossed trash in the sea from boats.

 

Local mayor Narongchai "Tui" Khunpluem went on Facebook to tell tourists to expect the worst when they visit during the rainy season.

 

He sent his teams out at the weekend to clear up as much as they could from the early morning hours. 

 

Members of the public were also collecting plastic bottles for recycling, said the media. 

 

Source: 77 kaoded

 

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The Asian system of waste disposal into waterways effects severely Thailand's beaches. Trash thrown into Bangkok klongs ends up in the sea. The tides push the trash to beaches. Until the populations of Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh and India change the system of waste disposal this will be an ongoing issue. All the beach goers can do is clean the mess up.

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We all know what the problem is,lack of education and infrastructure to handle the waste. These coastal communities that rely on tourism should invest in some beach cleaning equipment with some funding from the government. Thailand has some beautiful beaches,but due to the lack of cleaning they are terrible. Get them out there before the tourists arrive,clean up the beaches and make them beautiful. We can all blame someone else for our problems. But in the end you need to do what’s best for you and the community you live in. Arrived in phuket for a holiday,first beach I pulled up at was Karon. Driving along the road looking at the shops and restaurants,getting glimpses of the ocean through the small sand dunes was really nice. Decided to pull over go for a walk along the beach and then grab a meal. After walking to the beach took one look at it and thought is this it,absolute <deleted> for a beach in a tourist area. Rubbish everywhere,logs,branches,plastic bottles. Did a quick you turn and <deleted> off,the amount of money the phuket authorities must have made over the years must have been huge. Yet no real thought or planning went into maintaining one of their best assets.

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And not any mention of foreigners, well that does surprise me.

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1 hour ago, asiaexpat said:

The Asian system of waste disposal into waterways effects severely Thailand's beaches. Trash thrown into Bangkok klongs ends up in the sea. The tides push the trash to beaches. Until the populations of Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh and India change the system of waste disposal this will be an ongoing issue. All the beach goers can do is clean the mess up.

and why should beach goers clean up a mess caused by something that they, or anyone cant control??

I would NOT clean any **it of a beach....it is up to local councils to clean.....

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1 hour ago, Titan1962 said:

We all know what the problem is,lack of education and infrastructure to handle the waste. These coastal communities that rely on tourism should invest in some beach cleaning equipment with some funding from the government. Thailand has some beautiful beaches,but due to the lack of cleaning they are terrible. Get them out there before the tourists arrive,clean up the beaches and make them beautiful. We can all blame someone else for our problems. But in the end you need to do what’s best for you and the community you live in. Arrived in phuket for a holiday,first beach I pulled up at was Karon. Driving along the road looking at the shops and restaurants,getting glimpses of the ocean through the small sand dunes was really nice. Decided to pull over go for a walk along the beach and then grab a meal. After walking to the beach took one look at it and thought is this it,absolute <deleted> for a beach in a tourist area. Rubbish everywhere,logs,branches,plastic bottles. Did a quick you turn and <deleted> off,the amount of money the phuket authorities must have made over the years must have been huge. Yet no real thought or planning went into maintaining one of their best assets.

Thing is they don't have anyone to clean their beaches.  It usually ends up being volunteer expats.

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1 hour ago, Phuketshrew said:

A rubber ring trader?

yeah i thort it was funny.......!!!!

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Mention of India reminded me of the many helicopter trips made from our project site to Mumbai from 1999 to 2001. Approaching Mumbai from the south, over the sea, a line could be seen between the clear waters of the Indian Ocean and the murky waters close to Mumbai. Didn't even need to see the line as the smell, even at a height of about 2,000 feet or so, provided all the evidence needed.

 

We would overnight at a hotel adjacent to Juhu Beach and the rubbish left by the local day trippers had to be seen to be believed. A dip in the sea definitely not on any list of 'must do's'!! 

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3 hours ago, Phuketshrew said:

A rubber ring trader?

Aka condom merchant 

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3 hours ago, anchadian said:

And not any mention of foreigners, well that does surprise me.

even dirty foreigners don't go there because of the garbage

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