The clean-up the world initiative was originated in Australia a couple of years ago, today we proudly announce that the Panamanian Embassy in Thailand participated along with others entities and groups to conduct this event’s version called: CLEAN UP BKK RIVER”, it was held on September 15th and 16th as part of an initiative to find strategies to improve the country’s waste management system.
Among the participants were the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), the Eco-Capitals Forum, volunteers from Mahidol University International College (MUIC) and Bangkok University International (BUI) and the Bangkok River Partners (BRP).
On the day we participated, Panamanian ambassador, H.E. Maria Del Carmen Martinez Arosemena, went across a river with a small crew to pick up at least 20 baskets full of wasted materials that were not supposed to be on a river.
Our planet’s health is a our responsibilities, understanding the sources of it and its consequences is the key to provide an effective solution to pollution, for you to have an idea of the amount of waste on the river, this are the numbers as Coconuts Bangkok, reported: In just one hour of cleaning, volunteers collected 132 kilograms of garbage from the Chao Phraya River this weekend as part of the Clean Up Bangkok River project. When they finished, they had amassed a lot of plastic: 2,000 bags, 700 bottles and 600 cups.