25 November 2009 – Phuket provincial and several Phuket department stores corporate together to reduce plastic bags and reduce garbage to keep Phuket clean in a campaign of “Love Phuket, Love Environment”, and had committed MOU.
Phuket Vice Government Tree Akkaradecha, presided over a project of reduce using plastic bags at Phuket City Hall.
“Phuket pollution problem nowadays increase gradually. One of the main reasons is because Phuket population raise up quite fast if compare to the past. It would be great if we can reduce using of plastic bags by 40-90%” said Jirasak Thammavej.
Phuket provincial now announced ‘Phuket Big Cleaning Day’ on December 4, 2009. There are more than 3,000 volunteers, leaded by Nick Anthony, that prefer to join in Phuket Big Cleaning Day.