Sunday, 1 July 2018

Be a Trash Hero

Trash Hero Lanta
Trash Hero need Volunteers
Pollution, rubbish and plastic are a problem on Koh Lanta, just like they are all over the world. But at this time of year, because of changing wind directions, we not only have to deal with the rubbish we create on this island, but also rubbish from elsewhere that washes up onto our beaches. At Mook Lanta Eco Resort we are committed to reducing our rubbish by reducing the plastics we use and recycling and reusing wherever possible.
Our Guests leave Toiletries they would throw away for others to use
Toys are left for other guests and given to Children Of The Forest at the end of the year

We ask our guests to reuse the water bottles in their rooms, rather than receive a new one each day (free refills throughout the day), to leave their half used toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, sun tan lotion etc) and beach toys (inflatables, fins, masks) with us instead of throwing them away (so others can use them). We, in turn, recycle our plastics, glass, cans and cardboard and try to reuse old building products in innovative ways throughout the resort.
7/11 also support Trash Hero on a Sunday
Koh Lanta is very lucky that the wonderful, Trash Hero Team, volunteer every week to run a beach clean up on the island. This is a non-profit organisation and is run by kindhearted souls who give up their time every Sunday to promote and manage a beach clean up. But they cannot do this alone and always need volunteers to help them and sponsors to help pay for essential clean up gear. This week 2 guys who cycled from Europe (Daniel Needham & Markus Kauhanan) and 1 lady (Kelly Nicholas) who cycled from Bangkok found the energy to also help with the cleanup of the beach! Daniel Needham is cycling for Unicef, so if you want to read his story and say thank you please sponsor him on here:
Trash Hero provide and promote using reusable Bottles and Straws
We have always been a supporter of Trash Hero, who supply businesses on the island with paper straws, reusable straws and reusable water bottles, but we are also proud to not only sponsor their clean ups in June, but also provide a beer or two for the lovely volunteers who help too.
A case of beer for the volunteers

If you are on Koh Lanta on a Sunday, and want to help, for just an hour, clean up our oceans, why not join this clean up. They also have groups in other places around Thailand.
Be a Hero!

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