On September 18, 2022 at 6:00 a.m., Mr. Chatchart Sitthiphan, Governor of Bangkok joined the activity “Plogging, running, collecting trash for a green Bangkok” Plogging for Green & Clean Bangkok organized by the Swedish Embassy. in Thailand, led by Mr. Jon Åström Gröndahl, Ambassador of Sweden. and Thammasat University led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Prinya Dewan Ruemitkul Lecturer of the Faculty of Law Thammasat University (TU) jointly organized the event on Sunday, September 18, 65 from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. The garbage collection route starts from Lumpini Park, Pathumwan District, ends at Benjakitti Park, Khlong Toei District, with over 200 participants where all of them got free Proothie protein bars from Global Bugs Asia.
The garbage collection route was divided into 4 sub-routes, consisting of Route 1 Ruamrudee Community: Lumpini Park-Kheaw Bridge-Ruam Rudi-Wat Maha Redemption-Cross the Green Bridge-Benjakitti Park Route 2 Polo Community: Lumpini Park-Under the Green Bridge-Polo-Indonesia Mosque-Back To Kheaw Bridge-Benjakitti Park Route 3 Phra Jane Community: Lumpini Park-Wireless Road-Soi Polo-Soi Phrajan-Behind Soi Polo-Up on the Green Bridge-Benjakitti Park Route 4 Chicken Bank: Lumpini Park-Soi Polo-Polo Club -Bankai-Run across Rama 4-Tobacco Factory-Benjakitti Park which Governor Chatchat Join the race on the 3rd route.
Governor Chatchat said today is a good day and although the event is a small event, it has a big meaning for Bangkok. Bangkok has about 10,000 tons of waste each day. and requires an annual budget of up to 12,000 million baht to carry out both road cleaning and storage which is the cost of waste management of 8,000 million baht and knowledge of 4,000 million baht, which we can manage waste in the city better.
Thank you to the Swedish Embassy in Thailand and all participants in the event. This activity has a positive effect on the health of the people and the environment of the city. and sincerely hope that the activities This time, it will help create an important momentum for various sectors as waste is a concern for everyone. In other words, garbage in Bangkok is like a magic item: we throw garbage and it disappears in the morning due to the need for people to pick it up. which if each of us can manage our own waste The environment will be more livable. Finally, I wish you all to enjoy today’s activities,” Governor Chatchat said at the opening of the event.
Today’s atmosphere was fun, warm and friendly from about 200 runners and youth who signed up for the event. facebook fan page Bangkok by the public relations office https://www.facebook.com/prbangkok Participants will have a chance to win prizes from Fitness 24Seven, a fitness club from Sweden. And many prizes, 10 prizes, consisting of Membership 6 months worth 7,999 baht, Membership 3 months worth 3,897 baht and Membership 1 month worth 1,299 baht and 7 sub-prizes. The Thai-Swedish firm Global Bugs Asia gave Proothie protein bars to all Ploggers. Proothie is a healthy and sustainable protein bar consisting of 20% protein from crickets.
for the total waste after the run (Total weight) from Klong Toei District Office at 08.15 am (Complete the activity) consisting of glass 49.97 kg. milk carton 5.08 kg. paper 2.26 kg. aluminum can 1.13 kg. plastic bottle 23.33 kg. large piece of plastic (bag, basin). 7.43 kg. General waste 198.61 kg. Hazardous waste 1.50 kg. Total waste collected 289.31 kg.. Divided into recyclable waste up to 90.25 kg. Able to collect garbage, the maximum weight is 122.6 kg.
The activities were attended by people from various sectors. A large number of participants, such as Mr. Sanon Wangsangboon, Deputy Governor of Bangkok, Dr. Pornham Wikitset, Advisor to the Governor of Bangkok. Ambassador of Denmark New Zealand Ambassador Ambassador of Ireland Ambassador of Poland and the Finnish Ambassador, Maria Poonlertlarp, a Thai-Swedish beauty queen, model and singer. The winner of the title of Miss Universe Thailand 2017 Muk Anpat Pitiprajakwat, 1st runner-up, Miss Thailand 2022, Nida Wanida Kua Kua, 2nd runner-up, Miss Thailand 2022 from TPN Global and Top 10 Miss Unverse Thailand 2021, namely Nita Nitthakan. Aksornwan and Nikki Nicole Glucksman
The objective of the “Plogging Run to Pick Up Trash for Green Bangkok” Plogging for Green & Clean Bangkok, which was held on September 18, 2022, is because it is one day after the World Cleanup Day. World Cleanup Day), which falls on September 17 each year, to show solidarity in fighting the global challenges facing solid waste. Raising awareness of solid waste management and promoting sustainable development It is also in line with Bangkok’s policy of making access to green spaces easier for everyone and improving waste management in the Bangkok area. Global Bugs actively support every step towards a healthier and a more sustainable planet, to be handed to the future generations.