Thai temple builds entire bridge of used plastic bottles

A temple in the rural Phetchaburi province has come up with its own small way to prevent plastic bottles from ending up in the ocean — it’s using them to construct a bridge that spans the town river. The 42-meter-long structure, along with four rowboats also crafted from empty bottles, are featured as the main ...

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Green Scene: New public park coming near CentralWorld shopping mall

Green Scene: New public park coming near CentralWorld shopping mall

A new public park abutting Central World, in Bangkok’s main luxurious shopping district, is scheduled to open by the end of this year. The Pathumwananuruk Park spans 6.4...

Just another day at the beach: Mayor says garbage washed ashore on Bangsaen is simply the norm

Just another day at the beach: Mayor says garbage washed ashore on Bangsaen is simply the norm

Not far from Pattaya, Chonburi province’s Bangsaen beach caters mostly to domestic tourists. It’s garbage, however, comes from many sources. The area’s mayor yesterday...

Autopsy of dead green sea turtle reveals its stomach full of plastic

Autopsy of dead green sea turtle reveals its stomach full of plastic

Barely a week after discovering that a whale had died on Thai shores after eating 80 plastic bags, yet another sealife tragedy underscores the need to rewire our plastic-consuming...

Thai national parks ban plastic bags, styrofoam containers

Thai national parks ban plastic bags, styrofoam containers

Thailand’s National Park Office this morning announced a ban on plastic bags and styrofoam containers in the country’s zoos and 154 national parks in efforts to “beat...

Before and After: Thailand’s Maya Bay takes break from sea of tourists (VIDEO)

Before and After: Thailand’s Maya Bay takes break from sea of tourists (VIDEO)

Emerald water, sparkling sand, and not a single tourist in sight, you probably wouldn’t have even recognized Maya Bay in this new footage if it wasn’t for the bay’s unique...

‘Plastic bag monster’ invades Bangkok’s biggest mall for World Environment Day (VIDEO)

‘Plastic bag monster’ invades Bangkok’s biggest mall for World Environment Day (VIDEO)

There was an awesome sustainability selfie opportunity at CentralWorld today: The same “plastic bag monster” that went viral on Earth Day in April, traipsing up...

Fire and rain: Thais launch home-made rockets to welcome monsoons

Fire and rain: Thais launch home-made rockets to welcome monsoons

Huge home-made rockets tore through the clouds Sunday as folk bands played for crowds at a rollicking festival in rural Thailand aimed at encouraging the beginning of the monsoon...

Officials, architects inspect Maya Bay, seeking new ways to protect fragile ecosystem

Officials, architects inspect Maya Bay, seeking new ways to protect fragile ecosystem

Officials from the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation alongside well-known architects, visited the famed Maya Bay, in in Krabi province, to brainstorm...

It came from 7-Eleven: Interview with Plastic Bag Monster drawing attention to Bangkok waste

It came from 7-Eleven: Interview with Plastic Bag Monster drawing attention to Bangkok waste

Anyone hanging out along Sukhumvit yesterday afternoon, or at Asiatique mall in the evening, might have noticed the odd spectacle of a man wearing a suit made of plastic bags, 600...


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