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TAT officially launches project to tackle increasing garbage at tourist spots

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand has launched a new project to tackle the problem of the rising level of garbage at various tourist destinations.

TAT officially launches project to tackle increasing garbage at tourist spots | News by Samui TimesThe TAT’s new strategy is particularly aimed at lowering plastic waste by 50 percent within three years, starting from October 1st this year.

This latest initiative follows reports of increasing marine debris and garbage produced on land, which currently contributes 20 percent and 80 percent of waste found around the country.

With cooperation from various state agencies, the private sector and tourism-related associations, the TAT hopes to encourage tourists to avoid producing waste and dumping it at any tourist destination.

TAT Governor Yuthasak Supasorn said today that the new campaign hopes to persuade business operators and tourists to stop using plastic and switch to fabric bags and reusable containers, in most instances.

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