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Huge trash piles wash up on Koh Talu beaches

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Plastic bottles and waste at the garbage beach of Malaysia

Plastic bottles and waste at the garbage beach of Malaysia. Photo:

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: A huge amount of garbage has been found floating off three beaches on Koh Talu in Bang Saphan Noi district, prompting concern that it will affect coral reefs and egg-laying sites of endangered sea turtles.

More than three tonnes of trash were collected from Ao Yai, Ao Thian and Ao Muk beaches on the island in the southern tourist province from Wednesday to Friday, said Phaopipat Charoenpak, marketing manager of Koh Talu Island Resort and secretary-general of the Siam Marine Rehabilitation Foundation.

Full story: Bangkok Post


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