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Krabi receives sustainability award at Global Forum on Human Settlements 2018

BANGKOK: Krabi was awarded the “Global Low-Carbon Ecological Scenic Spot” at the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements and Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards ceremony held on 30-31 October, 2018, at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Bangkok. The two-day meeting organized under the theme of “Advancing Urban Innovations to Achieve SDG 11 and New Urban Agenda” was attended by more than 400 participants from 40 countries to conclude the observance of Urban October. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities is a cornerstone of localizing the 17 SDGs. As a highlight of the Forum, the 2018 Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards were presented to [...]

By |2018-11-15T08:46:32+07:00November 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Phuket says “no” to foam and plastic

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Pakkapong Tawipat chaired the Phuket Sustainable Tourism Blueprint 2018 seminar today (November 9, 2018) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with leaders of tourism and hotels associations to get rid of foam and plastic. The MOU focuses on reducing the use of foam and plastic within the tourism industry, businesses as well as local government administration offices. “When you love something, you have to cherish it. I created the project ‘We Love Phuket’ for this charming tourism destination. If we want to impress tourists, then convenience, comfort, and safety must be our priorities. We have to support each other to take care of more than 10 million tourists every year and to make them want to [...]

By |2018-11-09T19:54:14+07:00November 9th, 2018|News|0 Comments

7 Eleven announces its intention to reduce plastic bags usage

BANGKOK: Thanin Buranmanit, CEO of CP All PLC, the company that owns 7 Eleven Thailand, announced yesterday, November 7, the intention to reduce plastic bags usage in the famous grocery stores. The move, which follows their CSR campaign named 7 Go Green, was cleverly announced yesterday, November 7 (yes, that’s 7/11). “On this day, we officially announce our intention to reduce and (ndlr: ultimately?) stop the use of plastic bags in our stores. We urge Thai people to join us in this fight, by stopping to use new plastic bags every day, as it will help reduce global warming”, said K. Thanin. Among the clear actions that were described is a reward system for the owners of the 7 Value [...]

By |2018-11-09T09:05:55+07:00November 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments