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Trash on Thailand's islands

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Posted by travelfishnews on 13/8/2009 at 08:14

The BangkokPost has a story discussing the problems with waste on Thai islands. While the story focusses on Ro Racha off Phuket's south coast, this is a problem across Thailand. Here are two telling quotes:

"Hotel operators [some of which enjoy occupancy rates of 90% year-round] and local authorities have been discussing the possibility of building a local garbage incinerator but the talks have made no headway."

"Rawai municipality chief Arun Solot said occupants of land on Koh Racha, including many hotels and resorts, did not have land ownership papers. That added to the difficulty of enforcing the waste disposal law."

How about this? Shut the lot of them down and allow them to reopen once a viable waste disposal system has been agreed upon and implemented. Methinks, they'll find an agreeable solution the afternoon of the first day they are shut down.

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