[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat - Lake Harding Association

[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

[KOR CC] Clean Up Mekong with Hanwha Solar Boat

By Micah Moen 43 Comments August 13, 2019


Here retreat is no longer an option. The Mekong River, it’s the last stand before 2,000 tons of trash flow into the Pacific Ocean each day. 730,000 tons of trash a year that flow straight into the Pacific Ocean, must be stopped. The key is how. This trash collecting barge emits even more carbon into the atmosphere and unfortunately gathers trash into single-use plastic bags. Working for the Earth has given way to working against the Earth. Today’s methods, need to become a thing of the past. “The most important thing is to prevent pollution. And it’s great if we can do that with a clean way, you know, using renewable energy to pick up waste.” However what’s more critical is the attitude of the public. Is there a way to protect the Earth without harming it? Is there a way to engage people to be proactive? Hanwha, a world leading solar solution provider came up with a game-changing idea. A trash collecting boat, powered by clean solar energy. On the 5th of June, 2019, World Environment Day, the Solar Boat finally made its first voyage in the Vinh Long region. It cleaned every corner of the Mekong River, leaving not a single piece of trash, all without emitting ANY pollution. For the spots the boat can’t reach, people helped out. Compiling the collected trash is also done in a way that is kind to our planet. At last, the most environmentally friendly cleanup method, for the Earth, began. The Garbage collected on the first day. 438 pieces of plastic 144 pieces of Styrofoam 12 old fishing nets and countless unidentifiable pieces of trash. Compared to the millions of tons of trash piled up in Ocean, it’s inadequate. But still, it’s a meaningful start. “I think protecting the environment is a responsibility of everyone. Every one of us lives in this environment and so does the next generation and the generation after that.” Cleaning up the Mekong River leads to a cleaner and clearer Pacific Ocean. Working together for our planet, we can all lead the fight against climate change. Each day, our journey continues.

43 Comments found

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Kevin Sim

It looks great to solve the river trash issue in VN. At least this Solar Boat will help people to start re-thinking their environment.

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Noob Nooby

Where are you supposed to put the trash from the boat?

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QuoVadis-D

Thanks for showing this Video! 👍
😥 It is unfortunately so sad.
I wish youmany success with this project .
Best regards from Berlin
HaJo

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Karl Ludwig Kannegießer

The asians and africans pollute our planet and the White people have to solve this with their technology. As always.

Best regards from Germany

Fun fact: Germany's government will make a CO2 tax for Germans. Let that sink in.

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gacha angel

Hey Donald trump were are you your suppose to be a good president

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efronist

swastika at 2:32 on the building, upper left corner

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JACK RIPPER

Fuck vietnam

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jibble gizzle

I'm Vietnamese and watching this from California disgusts me that people just pollute like it's some tradition.

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TrustyCane

we must all get our hands dirty and work together to remove the pollution out of the waters, no country or company alone can handle it. it should be our next destination as a global unity to get rid of overpopulation, corruption and pollution. for a healthy life and future progress

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Trapxton Legendp,Leyø, Legendp2100

Tha ganges need that machine too

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Kate

Looks like a good idea 🙂

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Arno Durian

Great idea, but the movie makers forgot to mention who pays for the running cost? Nice boats, great vests and shirts and tools and freindly people working on the clean up. How many tons per day do they make and where does the recovered plastic go? Is this thought to be a substitute for an orderly waste management? I lived in Vietnam, which was a very clean country in 1995 before plastics arrived in the country and very fast it became very very messy. Who sets up sustainable waste management and who pays for investments and operational cost? Will Vietnamese citizens pay for waste removal or prefer to throw waste into the Mekong? Is there law enforcement? Will people be punished for misbehaving? Will they have another option but throwing plastics into the Mekong? They should ask other countries how they manage and what appropriate deposit systems exist. And get the producers of packaging and plastics to take responsibility for their products!

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Unknown User

saw this in an ad today, absolutely cool.

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Alex Kaufmann

How can I support?

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Freddy Hasudungan Situmeang

please come to bekasi, Indonesia our rivers are so much polluted and to the extent that garbage piles up at times and residents can only be silent and do not act if they are prohibited from throwing garbage into the river they will hit us so we also only surrender to the government but the government only talks only and do not follow up, I know a lot of government work but at least they pay attention to the Indonesian environment. Thank you for reading and listening, I beg you one time to help us in Indonesia so that we can live healthy again. Thank you

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SCHEIß AUF NAMEN

i dont even give a fuck. if these corrupt idiotic countries cant get their fucking jobs done keeping the environment clean. and now i should pay money to these motherfuckers? i hope u drown in your fucking trash.

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Maya Saravia

Please stop pushing this video, I get it, its bad, but I don't need to see it every fucking time a video starts, or two times even. please stop

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BennyB5555

I saw the ad today! I sat and watched the entire thing.
It made me so happy to see this beautiful planet cared for. She’s hurt and she needs our help badly!

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daytona pitstop

@pemprovdki boleh tuh dipesan

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eline

Great idea!

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Babeena_Gt _

Introduce this to Indonesia now

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Carson Hoffman

Im with it! Keep fighting the good fight guys!

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adrianninja2s Adventures

If only the people would stop doing this.

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commander 84

If only every country had a boat that collocation trash our environment would been in a better position

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commander 84

All they need to do now is purify the water

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AngelBoi777

Hi

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Thomas Bähr

nice plastic boat ….

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JC02official

The world gives us so much, but what do we give back?

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Max *

Iceland is melting!

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XSCAPE 2017

Korea was once such a poor , under – developed , backward country … thanks to America and all that it did for South Korea ( how much of it's technology in all of it's industries i ie . Science & Tech , Medical, Music & Entertainment , Food & Beverage , Fashion / cosmetic & Design , Motor , home appliances … the list goes on and on , have been copied from American and European companies and " tweaked " to make your own country financially better 🙌🙌🙌 ) My grand – father came to Korea as a Missionary when America first arrived there and talked about how bad or non – existant even basic infrastructure was , he felt sorry for the way most Koreans lived at that time . How quickly Koreans have forgotten that only recently there were ox – driven carts where there are now newly paved European and American inspired boulevards , this was all possible because of America's help ! Also, , we all know Korea is a very racist country towards those that are " non- white " or not East Asian and seem to use their newly found success to act as if it is they are better than and " God – Sent " to many countries they see as inferior ( as in this commercial ) . It is very obvious that they are also in a race to be seen as better than many countries , in particular , America and Japan but Koreans … you must never forget your place in history and in the scheme of things. Today, with all of your shiny skyscrapers , you still have a very long way to go in becoming the truly civilized country you wish to be. I hope that videos such as these, put out by Korean businesses are sincere and truly made to educate and show the good we can do with the technology we create to change our world to make it a better place for all.

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TheRealMustermann

hurennsohnwerbung
sterbt an krebs

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Joey Claire

We need to google solutions to this situation unless you want to die of plastic poisoning!

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balance3000

Fuck you with your fucking advertisement. I hear it every 10 minutes literally

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Marcel Manalu

This video gives inspiration to the audience
I hope this activity continues.

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Ezma

Just stop dumping trash into the river!! I think that the Vietnamese government should make it a crime to dump trash into the ocean. Seriously, what are they doing!!

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Viktor Chmilenko

Wait a second. Vietnamese throw out trash in to the river, but clean it should we?!👍🌏

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Tade

This is wonderful and cool! Saw the video today and it made me have hope for a cleaner tomorrow again!

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rperlberg

We couldn't beat Vietnam with guns, but we're beating them with trash.

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박민경

What a great idea 🙂

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Gramba

fantastic !

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yam Mini

Coool~

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yuri moon

Awesome ! It's very good for our earth not only one country. I support this footprint for eco 🙂

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Ghost Chris

Imagine this growing bigger and we make boats big enough to help clean the ocean!

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