September 2019 | Corporate

CLEAN UP THE WORLD 2019

CGD participated in an annual green activity to fight plastic waste and clean up the area around Chao Phraya River.


Clean up the World 2019 took place on Saturday 21 September. Now in its 26th year, the green event saw over 35 million volunteers from 130 countries come together to help the environment. More than 350 volunteers from the Embassy of Canada, the Embassy of Singapore in Thailand, colleagues and families from CGD, Four Seasons Hotel Bangkok at Chao Phraya River, and Capella Bangkok joined hands with officials from Sathorn District and representatives from Mahidol University to clean up the area along the Chao Phraya River close to Four Seasons Private Residences Bangkok at Chao Phraya River.

 

This marks the 3rd year that the company has participated in this global community-based environmental program. Ben Taechaubol, Chief Executive Officer of Country Group Development PCL, said, “It has been our pleasure to take part in this activity. Chao Phraya River has always been a significant part of Thai people’s lives. We are delighted that CGD can play a role in showing responsibility to our environment.” 

 

The event aims to raise awareness about plastic waste worldwide and to encourage locals to help maintain cleanliness around the Chao Phraya River. By sorting waste in public spaces such as footpaths, roads and canals, volunteers were able to clean up the area while preventing pollution of the Chao Phraya River and the Gulf of Thailand.  As part of the campaign, Bangkok River Partners (BRP) collaborated with Mahidol University to help categorize 6 types of waste: plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic cups, glass bottles, food foam, plastic pieces, and clothing-related items. The waste was then counted in order to collect data that will help form next year’s benchmark. This information will help us solve environmental issues, with tangible and measurable goals. 



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