Starboard runs the Bangkok chapter of Trash Hero, leading cleanups on the waterways and in the streets of Bangkok. We want to encourage and inspire our global SUP community to join us in paddling and picking up trash.
Every Thursday we clean up with our SUPs on the canal (khlong) behind our office and once every month we organize a big clean up in the city center.
We also conduct almost daily clean ups on local beaches in Thailand for our Plastic Offset Program.
2017’s World Clean-up social media campaign mobilized paddlers around the world to stand up for their environment. From Taiwan to the Thames, watersport enthusiasts joined a think global – act local movement by picking up on their local waterways. The photos have been shared on social media with the hashtag #StarboardWorldCleanup to encourage others to do the same.
Two months and hundreds of cleanups later, 10 participants were randomly chosen to receive Starboard prize packs with tools to host their own SUP pickups and one lucky winner received a SUP and paddle to enjoy our big blue playground.