May 17, 2019 | BY Johanna Hector
Last weekend we picked up 1239 kg of trash in only one day, achieving a new record for our Plastic Offset Program (POP).
In November 2017 we started the POP program, where we tax ourselves on the different plastic materials that are used in our production. Thus we are able to fund local clean-ups.
Since then we are collecting many kilos of trash at the beaches of Pattaya, Thailand almost every day. Our goal is to collect 43.000 kg of trash until the 31st of August.
To see how much we have collected so far and to follow up on our progress you can check out our constantly updating POP chart.
We are very proud that may is looking to be a record breaking month already.
Although this is a great achievement and brings us closer to our goal, it also sadly shows how much trash is washing up on our beaches every single day.
To make sure that we reach our goal or even go beyond we are currently taking action to expand the program to Sattahip. This coastal area is also located in the west of Bangkok, about 45 km further south from our current clean-up locations.