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Tourists leave behind almost 5 tonnes of garbage at Doi Inthanon during long holidays

Almost five tonnes of garbage were left behind by holidaymakers at Doi Inthanon national park during the long holidays from December 4-7.

tourists leave garbageThe national park chief, Mr Pornthep Charoensuebsakul, said Wednesday that park officials and workers helped in the cleanup having collected 4.5 tonnes of garbage for disposal.

The garbage was left behind by over 29,000 holidaymakers who visited the mountain-top park during the three-day holiday. Each tourist dumped an average of 0.15 kg of garbage per day.

Mr Pornthep disclosed that holidaymakers dumped an average of 4-5 tonnes of garbage at Doi Inthanon park during the New Year’s holidays last year compared to an average of one tonne of garbage/day during weekends.

He thanked holidaymakers for being more disciplined in garbage dumping last weekend making it less burdensome for park officials in garbage disposal.

Minimum temperature at Doi Inthanon this morning was measured at 3.8 degree Celsius but the mercury in the northern region is on the rise as the moderate high pressure from China has weakened.

Thai PBS

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