Ong-arj Chanachammongkol, Head of Natural Resource and Environment Office in Phuket, said that there is a problem about rubbish management on Racha Island. The stinking smell of the rubbish spreads everywhere on the island and the tourists are now complaining about this.
“Everybody has to help in trash management since there is a large amount of trash on the island each day. The existing recycle project can help us to reduce trash but for the rubbish that cannot be recycled, we have to find a way to manage it together.” said Ong-arj.
Soon, there will be a meeting about this matter; the local leaders and government officers will brainstorm ways to this problem’s solutions which might be using the trash to produce Effective Microorganisms (EM), fertilizer, or gas which can not only help reduce the smell but also be useful for the locals.
Ong-arj said that he has now requested a bio-gas producing machine to be installed on the island and as soon as the machine arrives, it will be placed to produce bio – gas using the island’s household rubbish.