"Grin Green International was founded with the ambitious aim of liberating Bangkok of its addiction to plastics using a student-led, grassroots strategy. Prior to founding Grin Green, Geoff managed an ambitious social enterprise that trained young entrepreneurs residing in the townships outside Cape Town, South Africa, how to build, replicate, and manage eco-friendly housing units in their communities. Geoff is also the social studies/politics department head at a progressive international school in the suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand."
Bangkok has a serious addiction to plastic. An addiction that the Thai government and key business players seem indifferent in addressing. Today upwards of 25 percent of the world now lives in an area that bans plastic bags completely, including many of Thailand’s neighbors. At Grin Green we believe Thailand must do more to protect, preserve, and restore its unparalleled natural beauty.
We believe that the infamous Thai joke that the entirety of one’s bundle must be transportable on one finger via a plastic bag, illustrates a broader truth and our central focus at Grin Green; targeting the cultural indifference that allows Bangkok’s addiction of plastic waste to persist unchecked.