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Counting Down to World Cleanup Day 2021

Counting Down to World Cleanup Day 2021Global waste has become a major issue in all countries. To raise awareness and to tackle this problem, the World Cleanup Day was established. The aim is to encourage stakeholders who share the vision of a waste-free world and those that together believe that we can rid the world of waste. Through corporation with Trash Hero, a global volunteer movement, we believe that we together can overcome some of the trash problems.

Since 2019, Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok has joined hands with Starboard, one of our premium members, and Trash Hero Bangkok to collect trash in connection with the World Cleanup Day initiative always falling on the third Saturday of September.

Trash Hero Bangkok and teams regularly organised trash campaigns by gathering members to collect trash in local areas around Bangkok. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year will be different. But that doesn’t mean we can’t all make a positive difference to our environment!

This year, on World Clean up day, Saturday, 18 September 2021, we would like to encourage you to join hands and do the following;

  1. Collect trash in your local area
  2. Take a photo of the trash, pin the location and estimate the weight of the trash you have collected.
  3. Post a picture of your cleanup together on World Cleanup Day 18 September 2021 using the hashtags #WorldCleanupDay2021 #trashherobkk

Only together can we make our world clean again. Please join our campaign and make the world a cleaner place for future generations.

About Starboard

Svein Rasmussen founded starboard in 1994. It all came from the vision of bringing innovation, quality and inspiration to the world of wind and water. Together with riders and partners around the world, Starboard and Tiki strive to be the best in the world and for the world. And today is the World’s leading Windsurfing and Paddleboarding brand, based in Thailand. Innovation is what drives us at Starboard, coupled with the idea that limits are often in our minds. No matter the context, our team will double down and keep designing equipment we believe can lead to an exciting future, challenge today’s status quo and bring forward innovation.

About Trash Hero

Trash Hero is a global volunteer movement, led, supported, and governed by Trash Hero World. At our heart is a growing grassroots network of chapters: unincorporated, community-based organisations that run our programmes. Each is affiliated to Trash Hero World and their national Trash Hero organisation if one exists. Currently, the network extends to 20 countries around the world: Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Poland, Holland, Georgia, Germany, USA, Australia, and Japan.

For more information about how to organise a cleanup event, please click here. The link also contains some safety precautions.

For other interesting articles from our members and chamber activities, please visit our website.