Saturday, 27 July 2019

Just 1 Bag

A little bigger bag than I had envisaged
Barry, our new puppy, and I were so upset when we went to the beach this morning, because the high tide last night had brought in a huge amount of rubbish from the sea.
Lots of people on the beach at midday today
Barry and I did our usual bag, but it really didn't make any difference.
I asked for help
So I designed a poster and asked the people on Lanta to help with the clean up and was shocked when I returned to the beach at midday and saw many people on the beach, helping to clean it up. Resort staff, local Thai people and tourists were all helping.

Whilst I would love to claim that I motivated these people into action I cannot:
Lanta Castaway Resort Staff
Lanta Castaway Resort, always clean the beach, but today they seem to have doubled the crew size.
Motivated by what he saw
Local Thai people told me they were motivated by what they saw.
Sarah Duff on her last day of her holiday
Sarah Duff, who was spending her last day on Lanta, said she was devastated when she woke up this morning after enjoying a lovely clean beach for the previous days, she was compelled to contribute.

Two of our guests, Luna and Michael,  asked for 3 bin bags and helped, 3 free beers for them!.
Michael & Luna
And of course Barry and I helped each of these wonderful groups and filled up another bin bag before we left the beach.
What we did today
But there is still plenty to pick up, so please if you go to the beach today, please pick up just 1 bag of rubbish. Imagine if everyone did this today. #just1bag

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