SCG, along with Pro Mo – Moriya and Pro May – Ariya Jutanugarn, have embarked on the mission “SCG’s The Sea Saver,” presenting “SCG-DMCR Litter Trap” to Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment at the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion as part of World Oceans Day celebrations. Chemicals Business, SCG, has developed the innovation in collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) to install litter traps at canals for increased waste collection effectiveness. SCG is inviting golf fans and Thai people to join the mission and adopt waste reduction practices and waste management at source to prevent the waste from entering the ocean and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from waste management processes that drive the climate emergency.
Ms. Ariya Jutanugarn, aka Pro May, said, “As an ambassador of the Sea Saver who is passionate about the sea, I adopt the concept “Resource Maximization, Correct Sorting and Proper Disposal” in tune with SCG Circular Way within the household. We start by finishing all the dishes and keeping food leftovers to a minimum. We sort garbage so they can be treated properly. I believe that proper waste management at source will prevent waste leaking into the ocean. Waste at sea not only cause adverse impacts on marine lives but also coastal livelihood. And it can unbelievably be one of the major contributors to global warming since the inadequate waste management activities ranging from transporting, incinerating, placing into landfill, to pilling up can produce carbon dioxide and methane, adding to the greenhouse effect. As the appropriate waste management can help alleviate global warming, I would like to invite everyone to join The Sea Saver to help protect the environment and natural resources, especially marine resources that are adversely affected by waste problems which need to seriously be restored.”
In the meantime, Ms. Moriya Jutanugarn, aka Pro Mo, added, “As people have been limited to go outdoor or travel during this period, we start to see that nature has been significantly recovering within a short period of time. It makes me realize that human activities have greatly impacted the environment, notably the staggering waste numbers generated by human consumption. Even though those waste items are understandably necessary, we, as consumers, need to do something to reduce the waste amount. As an ambassador of the Sea Saver, I adopt more environmentally-conscious behaviors to my daily routines by reducing the use of single-use plastic and focusing more on reuse approach. This is a simple step that everyone can do. I would like to invite Thai people and golf fans across the world to be aware of ongoing environmental and natural resource issues, especially marine resources that are adversely affected by waste problems which need to seriously be restored. I believe that if everyone comes together, we can sustainably help restore the beauty and ecosystem of Thai oceans.”