By THE NATION
The activities aim to enhance environmental sustainability by minimising waste from the community, efficiently utilising local disposed materials, and driving consumption sustainably.
In Thailand, Pernod Ricard launched the water hyacinth, soil and recycling-bottles wall projects at Baan Saladin in Nakhon Pathom.
“We are very proud to show the energy of our people dealing with environmental issues. We hope this event will be a part of solving the sustainable environment issues to our community and our world, together with the participation of our staffs for the social responsibility activity,” said Quentin Job.
Sitting on the banks of Mahasawat Canal, Baan Saladin is growing fast as the popular agricultural-tourism spot and now its environment are destroyed.
Waste is disposed into the canal and water hyacinth obstructs the canal, which directly effects life.
Pernod Ricard’s project helps the residents remove hyacinth from the canal. It’s then transformed into planting soil. They together planted canna flowers along the canal to reduce pollution and beautify the scene.
“We live under the sufficiency economy theory of the late King Rama IX. Baan Saladin does not have only water and soil pollution but also a hyacinth problem, and we’d better figure out how to utilise it,” said Saraleewan Thuptawee, sheriff of Phuttamonthon subdistrict.