Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Message from The Pollution Solution Group


These are things that The Pollution Solution Group remove, from where mothers bring their babies to play on the beach, daily, thousands upon thousands of toxic cigarette ends, (butts) bottle caps, disposable lighters and camera batteries.
Starting 40 years ago when we first helped a mother remove a toxic butt from from her chocking 2 year old baby girl, that became very ill.
To many people either do not realize that cigarette ends are full of chemicals, (poison) and can kill a baby, wildlife and contaminate waterways, taking up to 12 years to decompose, also bottle caps, camera batteries and disposable lighters, will fit into a child's mouth, kills sea and land wildlife, they die a horrible death of either chocking to death, or filling up on non digestible butts, plastic and starving along with their young, this past 3 years, we have helped another 3 mothers with their chocking babies on toxic butts, another on a bottle cap, on Jomtien Beach.
We wonder how many times things like this go unreported, who would one call, what would you say?
Education, signs and fines are needed, to protect the voiceless, children wildlife and our waterways.
The Pollution Solution Group needs all the help we can get, wherever you live, storm drains are also a major problem, flushing toxic waste into our waterways, we need to stencil them, so people realize storm drains are for rain water and to prevent flooding not for garbage.
Everyone needs to do their part, be it walking the walk or talking the talk, we need to teach children and adults to leave only examples, smiles and footprints behind.
KOTO Keeper Of The Ocean, is asking all, to reach out with one random act of kindness at a time.
We will be giving this litter art, to the Pattaya City Hall Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome before years end.
We here at The Pollution Solution Group feel that he will get much more involved for the sake of children, wildlife and waterways, wish us luck.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Pollution Solution Groups most important message ever


The Pollution Solution Group is asking your great paper to please allow your readers to read and see these pictures, so they can share this information with others.

Mahalo (Thank You)

Smokers, that leave behind cigarette butts, aren't bad people, they are just doing what they have seen on TV and in the movies, all of their lives, movie stars, flicking their cigarettes, not realizing the harm it causes and letting others think it's OK.

Babies up to the age of two, put everything that will fit into their little mouths.

2 of the most littered items world wide, are cigarettes ends and bottle caps, both can choke a baby to death and the cigarette end, are also full of toxin's that can kill a baby, wildlife and contaminate waterways.

Disposable lighters are also a big problem, fish, seabirds and others, mistake them for food, they don't digest and stay in their stomach, the fish, seabirds and others fill up with them, also bottle caps, then starve to death, the same with turtles eating cigarette butts and plastic mistaking them for jellyfish, which is one of their main foods.

When the paper comes off of the cigarette filter, the cellulose actate, which the filter is made out of, looks enough like a small jellyfish that baby turtles and other sea life ingest them also.

These pictures show what it is like for children to be at the beach, parks, lakes, as these are places that are loaded with cigarette butts, bottle caps and disposable lighters.

The other picture is of a seabird that starved to death because it was full of disposable lighters, bottle caps and cigarette butts, also their chicks die because they unknowingly feed them the same.

The turtle in this picture, is also dead, because it mistook a plastic bag for a jellyfish and choked to death.

The last picture is of a mother and her beautiful baby girl, she is afraid to put her in the sand for fear she will find and put a dirty toxic cigarette butt into her mouth.

Forty plus years ago, I saw a baby choking to death on a cigarette butt and from that day on, is why, The Pollution Solution Group is doing the best they can to inform or educate the people that are unaware of the dangers of leaving behind these things that can kill the voiceless, that might find and maybe ingest.

This happens more often then people realize, it mostly goes unreported.

Who does one call! What would they say?

There has been three times at Jomtien Beach, Soi 7 that the Pollution Solution Group, has assisted mothers with their baby chocking on a cigarette butt and one time on a bottle cap.

Remember one child choking, becoming ill or possibly dieing, is one to many.

We would and hope you would hate to have that on our minds, so please if your one of the people that still leave dangers behind or know someone that does, please share this information with him/her, we are sure once they understand, they will no longer litter dangers, for our voiceless to find.

This is the most important message that The Pollution Solution Group has ever asked your paper to print.

Mahalo Nui Loa (Thank You Very Much)

Health and Happiness to All

The Solution Pollution Group

KOTO Keeper Of The Ocean

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pollution Solution Group Is Happy To Announce

The Pollution Solution Group
Gerry Rasmus aka KOTO
Keeper Of The Ocean
425 Moo12, Nongprue,
Banglamung, Chonburi.


The Pollution Solution Group is happy to announce that we had an important meeting, on the 3rd of November, with Pattaya City Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and he is now aware of the horrendous garbage problems, at the entrance to Dongtan Beach and will take steps to fix this problem, by a either adding more dumpsters, or having the garbage company pick up the garbage more often.

The Pattaya Mayor will also look into the storm drain problem, that runs along side of the road and walking path, at Dongtan Beach, they need to be cleaned, from time to time and some type of receptacles with a sign, need to be close to the storm drains, for cigarette butts, empty cigarette packs and disposable lighters, so people will not use the storm drains, to rid themselves of them, and other litter.

Storm drains, drain into our ocean, toxic cigarette butts, plastic, bottle caps disposable lighters, camera batteries and other garbage, kills our sea-life, seabirds and contaminates our ocean and beaches.

The Pollution Solution Group also mentioned, imposing fines on people, that litter, be it Toxic cigarette Butts, that take up to 12 years to decompose, and can choke, make sick or even kill a baby, along with contaminating our ocean, lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, also killing our water, land, and air, wildlife.

Of course there needs to be signs, welcoming the public, to enjoy the beach and to please pack out what they pack in, also warning them, of a fine for litterers, in Thai, English, Russian, also a picture, so all, understand.

The Mayor is going to take steps to improve this situation, to have cleaner beaches and waterways, which is one of Pattaya Mayor Itthiphol's major projects.

It was an honor for the Pattaya Mayor to take time out of his ever so busy schedule, to talk with The Pollution Solution Group and we are confident, that measures to take care, are in the works as we type.

Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome is a man of his word.

We are all in this neighborhood together, let's please all, take care of it.

Leaving only examples, smile and footprints behind.

The Pollution Solution Group

KOTO Keeper Of The Ocean