Yesterday I participated in a beach cleanup party with my colleagues at AECOM and sixth graders from Bavornrattanasart School. The Beach we cleanup was Suan Son Beach located west of the City of Rayong in Rayong Province, just across the street from the Phe Aboretum. The trash washing up on Thailand’s over 2000 kilometers of coastline has been a growing problem and AECOM decided to do their part and clean up a small portion.
Bavornrattanasart School is local to the beach area and the sixth graders were great, teaming up with AECOM’s staff and walking down the sandy beach and collecting the refuse along the way. AECOM took the opportunity to try to raise the awareness in the children of Bavornrattanasart School the importance of taking responsibility of the earth’s future by doing what you can when you can.
Millions Thais and tourists enjoy the beautiful coastline of Thailand every year. However, many are unaware how daily activities, from buying street food in plastic bags and not properly disposing of their garbage, or just throwing a cigarette butt on the out of the car window, can impact the quality of beaches. This trash can make using the beach less enjoyable and can even harm beach organisms. Solving this growing problem requires everyone's involvement.