The garbage recycling center, which has been set up 6 years ago in 2005, is an epitome of local community efforts in saving the environment and protecting the world from the now threatening global warming, reported the director of the Boh Fai Municipal School Mrs. Kanokwan Khaikaew. Under active cooperation of local communities in Hua Hin and students, parents and teachers of the school, the garbage recycling center was established due to waste mismanagement done by local people in surrounding areas. Instead of burning garbage, the center opts to sort out non-recyclable and recyclable wastes, buy and sell or re-use them over again.
Soon after it was set up, the center enjoyed strong cooperation from various governmental and private sectors as well as neighboring communities and the Division of Public Health and Environment of the Hua Hin Municipality. Thanks to the cooperation of many other organizations, the Boh Fai School’s garbage recycling center initiated a lot of environmentally-friendly projects including getting donated waste materials made from aluminum which can be turned into prostheses for the disabled. Moreover, it was awarded the 2nd class winner for a provincial level contest on garbage recycling center in 2006 and 2007.
In 2008, it received the 1st prize and a plaque of honor from a contest of garbage recycling center. Again in 2009, it was awarded the 1st prize from a provincial contest of garbage recycling center. All the awards mark strong effort of the Boh Fai School’s garbage recycling center in waste management and protecting communities from global warming. At the moment, the Boh Fai School’s garbage recycling center is encouraging people to donate waste materials made from aluminum and unused milk cartons.
The former will be used by the Prostheses Foundation of H.R.H. the Princess Mother to make prostheses for the handicapped while the latter will be used to make recycled roofs by the Friends in Need (of “Pa”) Volunteer Foundation of the Thai Red Cross. Donation can be made directly at the garbage recycling center, Boh Fai School. For further information, please contact 032 520 390 or 081 981 6414.