Top News Phuket establishes Green Day to inspire island clean-up By TTG Asia / Posted on 20 October, 2020 14:42 Phuket Hotels Association’s Environmental & Sustainability Working Group is encouraging locals and tourists to value the beauty of Phuket’s well-loved beaches and surrounding seas through Phuket Green Day, a clean-up event on October 21, 2020. Phuket Green Day will see thousands of volunteers across the island unite to fight ocean and land pollution The Phuket Green Day initiative, which is backed by Phuket Hotels for Islands Sustaining Tourism (PHIST) and endorsed by the local government, Tourism Authority of Thailand, US Embassy Bangkok, Australia Consulate in Phuket and member hotels, will see thousands of volunteers across the island unite to fight ocean and land pollution. Supporting organisers have sponsored equipment and supplies for volunteers. Boon Yongsakul, chairman of Boat Pattana Co., said the clean-up focuses on three main areas: Phuket’s branding, local education and environmental protection. “By cleaning up our beaches and land, we are promoting Phuket as a global beach destination brand. We are also educating local communities, tourists and island businesses on the need to take care of the island’s natural assets, and we are preserving the environmental health of the ocean,” added Boon. Phuket Green Day will officially open at Karon Beach, and there will be various cleaning zone meeting points.