05 Oct 2017
Bangkok – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has kicked off the "Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand" project on 1 September, 2017. This is as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives in the development of sustainable tourism in the country.
The opening ceremony of Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand was held on Ko Samet in Rayong province. The TAT Newsroom has captured the activity in this video report.
Thailand becomes the first Asian country to join the Upcycling the Oceans clean-up effort, held as a part of a global initiative by the Ecoalf Foundation to help clean the oceans of debris by engaging local fishermen.
Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand is a joint initiative between the TAT, PTT Global Chemical and the Ecoalf Foundation. The project aims to not only transform the plastic debris found in the ocean into thread to make fabric, but also to preserve the Kingdom's crystal clear sea and unspoilt coastal areas, especially in popular marine tourist attractions in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea.