Trash Hero started in Thailand in 2013 as a movement with a group of like-minded individuals eager to do something about our local trash crisis. Organising weekly beach clean-ups, we educated volunteers about the effect that waste – and plastic in particular – is having on our environment.
Today, the organisation consists of 61 official chapters in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos, China, Czech Republic, the United States, Singapore, Zimbabwe and Switzerland. Our latest collected figures, from end of June 2018, show more than 104,000 volunteers worldwide have participated in more than 3600 cleanups, removing almost 597 tons of garbage from beaches and cities. Event participants are sensitised to the global waste problem and are encouraged to return home and take a closer look at what they can do in their day-to-day lives.