… of plastic, the bottles and bags are everywhere. You could throw away banana leaves. These are no longer there, but the movement still is. No trash cans, no collection service. We get in touch with Trash Heros and their volunteer coordinator at Inle Lake. He shows us a school building built with 17,000 bottles filled with plastic waste. Smart !
The annual large Full Moon Festival is held at the monastery in early January. 4 days of the annual fair. We see the problem coming and discuss this with the monks. We arrange 20 large baskets and a daily cleanup. A whole new experience for the visitors … the baskets are actually used. And every morning children clean the grounds. Beautiful awareness campaign!