Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand support the Beach Cleaning Robotic Camp 

Chonburi - Esso (Thailand) Public Company Limited and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand presented support to the Beach Cleaning Robotic Camp of the Institute of Marine Science. The Camp is aimed to enhance innovations of students along the eastern coast region to develop their creativity and technological practices in environmental conservation including the initiative on garbage collecting robots. It also encourages young people and the public to be more aware of the situation and problems of marine wastes.

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Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand support the Beach Cleaning Robotic Camp 

On this occasion, Dr. Taweesak Bunluesin, Esso director, presented the supporting funds of 300,000 baht to Dr. Rawiwan Watanadilok, director of The Institute of Marine Science, Burapha University.  The event took place at the Insititute’s Twee Hormchong conference room and was participated by representatives from 7 participating schools.

Chonburi province has been facing with continued problems of marine wastes. Most of them are plastic bags, water bottles, rubber bands, and cigarette butts.  Rubber bands and cigarette butts, in particular, are a big portion of garbage and difficult to be collected.   The Institute of Marine Science and the company have previously coordinated in several projects to reduce marine wastes and protect the environment at Bangsaen Beach, Chonburi.  The activities included reducing the use of plastics, the campaign on marine life conservation, building the public awareness of the garbage impacts to ecosystems and organisms.  This year, the Institute of Marine Science, together with the Faculty of Engineering, Burapha University initiated this Camp which would help facilitate the collection of rubber bands and cigarette butts at Bangsaen Beach.

As affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation - a world leading Energy Company, Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand have been providing quality fuels and lubes as well as chemical products to serve the growth of the country under the brands of Esso, Mobil and ExxonMobil.  The companies emphasize on doing business operations that go along with social responsibility, while engaging, creating and supporting development in the operating communities.  This funding to the Robotic Camp is part of their participation in supporting communities and environmental conservation.

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Kitiyavadee Nilavan Tel: 02-407-4382  Email: kitiyavadee.nilavan@exxonmobil.com

Pathaveeroje Pamoonkesi Tel. 02-407-4384  Email: pathaveeroje.pamoonkesi@exxonmobil.com