Every area of Thailand has its own unique style when it comes to flavors and flair in the kitchen, and the southern provinces are no different. Sourcing ingredients locally and adopting a zero-waste approach to cooking is key to maximizing the use of natural resources and eliminating unnecessary trash.
Koh Tao is a small island with limited water resources. As a result, some of our conservation efforts focus on protecting our fresh water supply. A watershed is defined as an area of land that catches rainfall and other precipitation. The water bodies supplied by the watershed provide supplies for our kitchens and bathrooms, agriculture, and support the habitats of many plants and animals.
As a small island with limited options for the safe disposal or removal of waste, Koh Tao residents have learned to limit their use of non-biodegradable products. We’ve also become creative in using recycling and upcycling techniques to turn discarded items into products that are both practical and environmentally friendly.
Koh Tao is a small island with limited natural resources, so our passionate eco-focused community is always keen to showcase the different ways natural products can be used to eliminate waste. Tie-dying is a zero-waste endeavor and a cottage industry that provides income for Koh Tao locals. They use only naturally derived coloring agents and coconut meal to produce one-of-a-kind creations.
Koh Tao is a small island with limited natural resources, but our conservation-focused community strives to use our unique ecology to our advantage by mastering the production of organic products like soaps, shampoo, detergents, and cleaning fluids, etc. Using naturally-derived ingredients ensures maximum use of precious resources and eliminates unnecessary wastage.
Run by passional local conservationist, Khon Lay, ECO PRINT is an eco-friendly printing process that uses leaves and other natural plant material such as bark, seeds, and flowers to transfer the colors and patterns from nature onto natural cloths likecotton and silk.