Live Projects (En)

Whilst a number of our historical legacy projects (see below for links) continue, and in which we maintain an interest and involvement, our current efforts are now focused on four primary active projects, three of which are new:


  • 1. Community Participation in Organic Waste Management.

Building on the initial success of the Organic Waste Recycling Scheme on Koh Phangan where 1-2 tons of organic material is recycled daily (Historic Projects), we are now involved in extending and upgrading the use of Organic Waste Bin usage to Walking Street, Pantip Market, Thong Sala and potentially elsewhere on the island. In addition ensuring correct segregation of waste (organics only, no plastic or sharps contamination) via monitoring and education. Finally under this project, increased education via improved signage and volunteer instruction at the segregated bin site at Walking Street, Thong Sala, with involvement of local schoolchildren. It is hoped that the lessons learned on Koh Phangan may be positively applied on the other Gulf Islands.

This is a joint project between Provincial Natural Resources and Environment Office, Regional Environmental Office 14, and EcoThailand.


  • 2. Community Based Recyclable Waste Management

Communities are involved and engaged in decision making to define the most appropriate means to deal with their specific area recyclable waste. Options include a Recycle Bank, Recycle Market or Recycle Exchange schemes. Following decision making the local communities are aided in setting up their chosen scheme resulting in a fully endorsed and viable local recycling system. It is hoped that the lessons learned on Koh Phangan may, again, be positively applied on the other Gulf Islands.

This is a joint project between Provincial Natural Resources and Environment Office, Regional Environmental Office 14, and EcoThailand.

  • 3. Activity based learning and education (including defined collection, separation and quantification) for school children, starting with Koh Phangan Suksa School but ultimately all of the Koh Phangan schools, and, potentially, other Gulf Island schools, for a wide variety of contaminants, including both macro and micro plastic debris, their analysis and their environmental impacts.
  • Training in environmental awareness and impacts of local communities and businesses.

This is a joint project between Provincial Natural Resources and Environment Office, Regional Environmental Office 14, and EcoThailand.

  • 4. Water Quality and Resources Mapping and Analysis on the Thai Gulf Islands. We are mapping government data for water quality across the gulf islands and adding data based on information received from discussion with locals and local community groups. It is anticipated that this will facilitate remedial actions by responsible parties so improving water quality aspects.
  • Additionally we are mapping recycle company sites and bins on the islands.

Current preliminary mapping can be seen on our 'Sea quality' webpage and 'Recycle Sites'.

This is an EcoThailand led project with data drawn from Environmental Department sources.

Local businesses are encouraged to be supportive of our projects and eco activities by becoming members (at no cost) of our EcoAssociation, and in doing so make a positive contribution to environmental awareness and maintaining the natural beauty and biodiversity of the Gulf Islands.

Several future projects are in the concept and discussion stages - please call back for further information and updates.

For video updates visit our YouTube Channel HERE

For our historical projects (English) please see HERE

For our historical projects (Thai) please see HERE

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