Embassy Volunteers joined Coastal Cleanup in Rayong

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, 28 volunteers from U.S. Embassy Bangkok joined a group of 500 participants to help clean up the 3.5 Kilometer-long Namrin Beach in Rayong Province, Thailand. Major groups and sponsors of the International Coastal Cleanup Day included Dow Chemical Thailand Limited, the Rayong Province Municipal Office, and several schools and local businesses which teamed up to promote environmental awareness and responsibility. Volunteers learned how to separate different types of garbage, and to place the trash into color-coded bags to be weighed and properly disposed of. Several hundred bags of garbage were collected, making a huge impact the beach and the adjacent grassland and waterways.