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Thais condemned as "fifth worst" polluters of the sea on the planet

 

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BANGKOK: -- A leading marine scientist has slammed the Thai people for throwing rubbish in the sea.

 

And he said that Thais were among the worst polluters of the ocean even coming in fifth as the biggest culprits on earth, reported Manager Online.

 

Thon Thamrongnawasawat posted a picture on his Facebook page that showed a ten kilometer stretch of mainly plastic rubbish floating in the sea off Chumporn in the south of Thailand.

 

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Picture: Manager Online

 

The scientist from Kasetsat University in Bangkok said the picture came from a fisherman and was evidence of the untold damage being done to the sea and marine life in the Gulf of Thailand.

 

He urged the government to get tough with people damaging the sea. But he said that each and every Thai person had to take responsibility for their actions and stop littering.

 

Thon said that Thais were number 5 in the list of worst polluters on earth though Manager did not report how he came up with that statistic.

 

Source: Manager Online

 
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It really is disgusting the way Thai people use so many plastic bags for everything and then just dump them anywhere.

I remember seeing a beach in Chonburi like the picture above. I can't imagine how many sea creatures are hurt by all this plastic.

 

A couple of days ago I was watching a report on Sky News about a whale that died after suffering for several days. When they cut the whale open they found several plastic bags lodged in its stomach and intestines blocking the digestion of food.

Dead sea birds were found to have small pieces of plastic in their stomachs.

 

 

The whole world needs to act now and ban or greatly reduce the use of plastic.

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Only fifth????

Everywhere you go here you see people throwing plastic away.

Go in any 7/11 you get plastic bags, see mai ow they look at you as if you got 2 heads.

Thais go out  for the day, stop for a picnic everybody gets in the vehicle leaves all the plastic bags polystyrene behind.

They have no consideration what so ever for wildlife.

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The Government will say it's the tourists that cause all the pollution,

anything but face reality and save face,

 

Years ago when my daughter was in Primary school,I asked her what

did you do at school today,we were play acting,the teacher said to 4

kids you can be Farangs, go  and make  like you are throwing litter, and the 

rest of the class  can go and collect it .

regards Worgeordie

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2 hours ago, trogers said:

When can they be number 1? They have been trying so hard...

I am sure the PM will come out in the near future stressing these are old figures, pictures and that the present day situation is much better. PM note to self. Stop the media from releasing these damaging pictures. Pass a defamatory picture law. 

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2 hours ago, petedk said:

It really is disgusting the way Thai people use so many plastic bags for everything and then just dump them anywhere.

I remember seeing a beach in Chonburi like the picture above. I can't imagine how many sea creatures are hurt by all this plastic.

 

A couple of days ago I was watching a report on Sky News about a whale that died after suffering for several days. When they cut the whale open they found several plastic bags lodged in its stomach and intestines blocking the digestion of food.

Dead sea birds were found to have small pieces of plastic in their stomachs.

 

 

The whole world needs to act now and ban or greatly reduce the use of plastic.

Cultural change is hard, plastic bags are a part of life in most of the world. I despise plastic bags that litter our village. I used to live in Japan and they charged extra for plastic bags, most understood and brought their own reusable bags, not all.  How would Thailand adjust from getting everything from coffee to meat in a plastic bag?  Hard to change a way of life to save the future if it costs money that most don't have. Live for today attitude.  Change starts slowly.  Did you take your own bag to the market?  Your own cup to the coffee shop?  I'm guilty but do what I can because I see the plastic floating by house every time it rains. 

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2 hours ago, colinneil said:

Only fifth????

Everywhere you go here you see people throwing plastic away.

Go in any 7/11 you get plastic bags, see mai ow they look at you as if you got 2 heads.

Thais go out  for the day, stop for a picnic everybody gets in the vehicle leaves all the plastic bags polystyrene behind.

They have no consideration what so ever for wildlife.

And not just that. You buy any drinkable product, they blindly put straws in the bag as well. Same goes if you buy food or yoghurt - you automatically get plastic utensils.

 

Mai ao, krap.

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