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Offline thaiga

Have you got what it takes to be a trash heroe
« on: February 25, 2016, 04:06:35 PM »
Have you got what it takes to be a  "TRASH HEROE"   if so you could always ENROL HERE: trashhero.org

Anyone can be a Trash Hero, it’s easy! A Trash Hero wastes as little as possible, reuses as much as possible, and works to preserve and improve the spaces they are in, wherever they may be.

                        

We pick up trash. Whether a cigarette butt on the road, or 20,000 kilos from island beaches – if we see it, we clean it! And as they say, actions speak louder than words. By spending just a few hours together picking up trash, people can see the real world consequences of being careless about waste. We motivate people to become Trash Heroes in their everyday lives. Trash Hero Thailand alum have gone home to make their own heroic clean-ups around the world. Click here to see their stories. trashhero.org

On a serious note what do you guys think about all this, foreigners going abroad to clear up other peoples discarded rubbish

Trash Hero a Koh Lipe

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Offline Aussie

Re: Have you got what it takes to be a trash heroe
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 05:49:17 PM »
thaiga, you  touched on a very important issue and one which is close to my heart. I think it is a good idea if it elicits a positive response by the  locals and they take over from where the outsider left off.  I spent many of my years working  on Australian Aboriginal communities.  One elderly white man used to clean up daily around the community store.  He did this 5 1/2 days a week.  The trash continued to be thrown on the ground.  He then got some 44 gallon drums and used them so that the locals could throw their trash into and he could empty daily.  This did not work.  I saw him asking some of the locals to throw their garbage in the rubbish bin whilst he stood next to it pointing to the opening of the 44 gallon drum.  They walked towards him and the bin threw the garbage at his feet and walked away.  After 3 solid years of cleanup, enough was enough, and he and his daughter, who was working for the community left and headed south to Adelaide, disgusted at what they had to put up with. Some people will never learn.  Sometimes it's more than education that is needed, it borders on a lack of collective self esteem and pride by the entire community.
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Re: Have you got what it takes to be a trash heroe
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 07:01:37 AM »
Hey Aussie.
Just one plus in my life then ! I'm a trash hero. I walk a lot and often pick up the rubbish around the Resort where I live and local farm tracks. Yesterday in the North we walked to a dam and through some hills to another dam and I picked up a sackload on the way back.
I used to sort out the recycling stuff and hand it to a roadside hunter but now I just chuck it in the official local pit which is on the way back to the house.
It makes a real difference - both the Resort and the 'Ban Pang' area are noticeably less littered as a result of my efforts and passing locals often give a smile and a thumbs up when they see my 'loot'.
However the Missis gets a bit irked sometimes as I can't do the rubbish and hold her hand LOL.

 

Offline Aussie

Re: Have you got what it takes to be a trash heroe
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 04:42:28 PM »
Good on ya Roger.  People like you are making a difference.  The next time you pass by a smiling Thai when your booty is garbage ask them if they would like to help. See what reaction you get.
Go for it mate.
Regards
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Offline thaiga

Re: Trash heroe - Farrang sweeping the roads
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2016, 05:29:59 PM »
Farrang sweeping dust in Sattahip

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