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Thailand gets its own Greta Thunberg – and she really hates plastic

Inspired by the Swede, it all started for Lilly when, at age eight, she was horrified by a rubbish-covered beach

AFP

Skipping school to glide through a dirty Bangkok canal on a paddleboard, Lilly fishes out rubbish in her mission to clean up Thailand, where the average person uses eight plastic bags every single day.

“I am a kid at war,” the bubbly 12-year-old says after a painstaking hour-long routine picking up cans, bags and bottles bobbing in the canal.

“I try to stay optimistic but I am also angry. Our world is disappearing,” she adds...

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