Mahidol University International College (MUIC) joined hands with the European Union in Thailand (EU in Thailand) in cleaning up the beach at Koh Sak, Pattaya in Chonburi province on September 13, 2019.
The joint project, called EU Beach Cleanup 2019, received support from 154 participants including EU staff and family members, Rethinking Plastics Project volunteers, ICUN members and guests, Starboard staff, journalists, EUPOP team, and volunteers from MUIC and the general public.
H.E. Mr. Pirkka Tapiola, EU Ambassador to Thailand, represented EU in this important activity.
Dr. Wayne Phillips from Science Division led the MUIC contingent. He explained to the volunteers the biology of coral reefs and presented various ways of preserving the marine environment.
Volunteers helped remove recyclable plastics from the beach and shredded them using Project Koh Sak’s shredders.