Thailand’s Chatrium Hotels & Residences recently helped clean up Bangkok’s Chao Praya River.
The company teamed up with the Royal Thai Navy for the ‘Clean Up the World Campaign’, which saw volunteers, including Chatrium management and staff, take to the river to clean up floating rubbish.
In total, 25 boats participated in the project, which also collected water hyacinths – a non-native plant species that floats on the river and causes major blockages to canals and river transport. Part of the collected waste will be recycled and converted into new usable products.
“As we all know, currently we are facing a global warming crisis. Chatrium Hotels & Residences foresee significant impacts from this crisis. Not only do we contribute green activities to encourage saving the world, we also focus on the use of environmental-friendly products at our properties,” said Savitri Ramyarupa, managing director of Chatrium Hotels & Residences.
In addition to the river cleansing project, Chatrium has launched new amenity kits that are made using biodegradable materials.