A husband and wife duo in Hua Hin Thailand have taken it upon themselves to clean up the beaches of Prachuap Kiri Khan and has called on Thais around the country to help do the same ahead of the country opening up on November 1.
The duo, who run a blog called Life out Loud, said that they wanted to raise awareness about the trash and pollution issue on Thailand’s many beaches which has continued despite the lack of tourists.
The duo say that if they can make an impact on their local beach then Thais everywhere can do the same by helping organize beach cleanups.
DAY13— Life Out Loud Official (@LifeOutLoud_LOL) October 4, 2021
1 hour. 1 person.
8kg more trash
~100 cigarette butts
Do #Huahin people care at all about their beautiful beach?
Why will tourists want to come to a dirty beach?
This is LOCAL pollution
Easy solutions exist to help change this situation@prachuap_tat @AmazingThailand pic.twitter.com/4k09MWUjPL
The worry is that once tourism returns, the situation would be even worse than it is now. In one tweet, Life Out Loud said that the pollution they’ve been collecting is only local pollution and that it was bad enough without foreign tourists.
The lockdown was “an opportunity” for Thais to reshape their local environment and make sure the beaches were protected so all could enjoy it.
DAY9#HuaHin— Life Out Loud Official (@LifeOutLoud_LOL) September 28, 2021
8.5kg Collected today@prachuap_tat @AmazingThailand
We could reduce beach pollution IMMEDIATELY by 50% with 2 simple ideas.
Who can I speak to to make it happen?
❤We can make H.H the cleanest beach in 🇹🇭
Noone can blame tourists. This is local pollution.
We love Hua Hin and we love Thailand.— Life Out Loud Official (@LifeOutLoud_LOL) September 25, 2021
We will work hard to help make this happen from our side…
Who will help us?@AmazingThailand @prachuap_tat @dusitthanihh @hiltonhh @chivasomresort @HyattHuaHin @MarriottHuahin @CentaraHuaHin pic.twitter.com/5oXGWvNmC2