Blue Carbon Society Helps Clean up Lat Phrao Canal
27 Aug 2020DTGO CSR
27 August 2020, Bangkok – Blue Carbon Society, TerraCycle Global Foundation, and TerraCycle Thai Foundation have signed a 3-year memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collect and recycle plastic waste at Lat Phrao Canal and inspire action on other canals to reduce marine plastic pollution.
Set up by Dr. Jwanwat and DTGO Founder Mrs. Thippaporn Ahriyavraromp in 2018, Blue Carbon Society inspires action to conserve and restore coastal and marine environments vital to combating climate change.
TerraCycle Global Foundation is building an international network of charities to work with communities in countries that create the most ocean plastic waste.
TerraCycle Thai Foundation will operate 2 floating plastic traps at Lat Phrao Canal. The partnership will also establish education programs, improve data collection, and help develop sustainable waste management systems.
TerraCycle will also set up a sorting facility by the canal. The end goal is to use recycled waste to create materials with new uses such as packaging or road and construction materials.
M.L. Dispanadda Diskul, Chairman of TerraCycle Thai Foundation, signed the MoU with Dr. Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp, President of Blue Carbon Society, at Mae Fah Luang Foundation, Bangkok Office.
Dr. Jwanwat Ahriyavraromp, President of Blue Carbon Society, said: “Blue Carbon Society looks forward to working with TerraCycle Thai Foundation and the people of Lat Phrao on this exciting project. As part of spreading awareness, we will launch programs at three local schools with the BMA and help analyze refuse. Our ultimate goal is to create a sustainable waste management system where no plastic enters the canal or reaches the ocean.”
M.L. Dispanadda Diskul, Chairman of TerraCycle Thai Foundation, said: “Cleaning the country’s rivers and canals is critically important. TerraCycle Thai Foundation is pleased to work at Lat Phrao with Blue Carbon Society to continue our mission to implement a circular system of solutions designed to clean up waterways, increase waste collection, and capture more recyclable material, all while working to solve Thailand’s waste crisis.”
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