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PHUKET: Gas stations in Phuket could soon be displaying colorful trash bins as part of a nationwide campaign by PTT to urge consumers to sort their waste and dispose of it in the appropriate bins.

Dubbed ‘Yak Lak Yim’, the trash-sorting drive is aimed at improving better waste-disposal habits in exchange for funding to assist local communities.

Sarun Rungkasiri, Chief Operating Officer of the Petroleum Authority of Thailand’s downstream petroleum business group, said the aim was to raise consumer awareness about environmental issues and make waste separation a habit. The waste sorting bins will be placed at more than 1,400 PTT gas stations nationwide.

“This campaign is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to environmental impact reduction by managing collection of waste for recycling and using the funds raised for community activities,” said Mr Sarun.

“PTT dealers all over the country are collaborating by setting aside a site for garbage containers and waste disposal that will generate revenue from recycling for nearby communities. Most importantly, this campaign implicates the synergy of all consumers in bringing a big smile to society by just correctly sorting trash for recycling.”

— The Nation

 

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