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7-Eleven​ ​&​ ​Plastic:​ ​A​ ​Tragic​ ​Saga

7-Eleven & Plastic: A Tragic Saga In 2016, 7-Eleven proudly opened its 60,000th store. Thailand, where I stay, already has well over 9,400 of their outlets. It’s an open secret that 7-Eleven is the undisputed champion when it comes to all the plastic that you see littered around Thailand. 7-Eleven, with over 50% of their Thailand outlets in Bangkok, they are choking the life out of that busy city with the barrage of plastic they keep sending out every time a...

750 Tons of Trash!

Where does it all go? This is what I asked myself when we first started doing our clean the beach boot camps, and now I can tell you… The daily collection of trash from all over the Island goes to the Phuket incinerator in Saphan Hin but (and this a big but…) the municipal incinerator can only deal with one third of its daily delivery! That is 500 tons per day that goes into the adjacent land fill. To help with this...

An Era Of Plastic Overkill

An Era of Plastic Over Kill How Plastic can directly and indirectly harm your health in a major way! With over 300 million tons of plastic being produced every year, the world is slowly turning into plastic. Half of this amount, we use only once! This super invention that solved many of mankind’s day to day and even industrial level problems, has now turned into a catastrophic problem of its own. Plastic is...

Fat Burning Boot Camp

Why the CBBC is Great for Fat Loss

Welcome to the best Fat Burning Boot Camp in the world! Clean The Beach Boot Camp is the only initiative that combats 2 of the world’s major issues: Health of the Planet – Tackling the issue of ocean pollution and single use plastic while also educating the people and creating awareness on such matters. 2. Health (& Well-being) of the people – Giving the public a free workout that is both enjoyable and effective. Also throwing...

batteries

Batteries Not Included

Batteries: Use Less, Recycle More What do you think happens to batteries when you throw them in the trash? Do they go to the landfill and just sit there forever? Do they decompose and create a healthy little pile of compost? Do furry little woodland creatures use them to make cozy homes? NO! Over time, battery casings corrode; leak their toxic chemicals, which then seep into our soil, water supply and oceans. They...

Phuket Boot Camp & Phuket Beach Clean Up

It Starts With Us!

It Starts With Us! I believe the ocean can be saved and it starts with us! Large organizations such as Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd have a major role to play in spreading the news but local initiatives such as Clean The Beach Boot Camp are key to ocean protection because it all starts at a “small” level then it grows with the people and the local community. It’s a great pleasure for me to be one of the team members of the...

Plastic Straws on beach

The Last Straw

Plastic Straws: World’s Worst Pollutant? Who doesn’t remember blowing bubbles in their milk as a kid? From twisty straws to those that came with your lunchroom juice box; straws have played a role in many people’s lives. However, the fact is that plastic straws are a major problem for our environment, especially for the oceans and marine life. Every single day in the U.S., 500 million straws are used and thrown away. That’s enough straw waste to fill Yankee Stadium more than...

Where There’s a “Will”

WILL POWER IT HAS BIGGER POWER THEN YOU THINK. MUCH BIGGER! WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY Manage your will power, accomplish your goals It’s a new year, a new opportunity for a new you! Let’s wipe the slate clean and start fresh, just like we said to ourselves last year… and the year before that… and probably the one before that, too. For those of us who fall off the healthy wagon time and time again, what is it that stops us...

Eco Yoga

Can Yoga Save The Environment

You do not have to worry about Nature because Nature is an intelligent force which takes care of itself. If man does not protect Nature but destroys it, Nature will punish him. —Swami Satyananda Saraswati Namaste, earthlings! This is the way I see the environmental situation: it is not about us (humans). We need to start thinking differently about our role as species on this planet or otherwise we are facing extinction. Full stop. The...

Trash for Cash

Cash For Trash

Very interesting article in this week’s Phuket Gazette (October 3 – 9, 2015) on understanding the economy of rubbish on the island. Did you know Phuket generates 729 tonnes of trash a day? Did you know the two operational incinerators have a total burning capacity of 700 tonnes a day? “The bottom line is that people need to work on creating less trash in their daily lives.” That’s what we...