Pollution and waste

Solid waste

City Hall exposes Nong Khaem dump corruption

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) on Friday filed criminal charges against its own waste management officials for letting garbage trucks from a neighbouring province dump waste at a city dump site.The illegal activities have been going on for five years and were costing the city ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Circular solution to plastic plight

We are drowning in plastics. Unless we change our behaviour, there will be more plastic by weight than fish in the ocean by 2050. Solving this crisis requires us to do more than just banning plastic straws. We need a paradigm shift. We must adopt ...

Bangkok canals clogged with tonnes of rubbish

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) collected close to 400,000 tonnes of garbage in canals across the capital over the past five years, the Department of Drainage and Sewerage says.Between 2015 and 2019, the BMA collected 387,261 tonnes of trash from 948 canals across Bangkok, Sansern ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Fund targeting Asia's plastic waste crisis launched

An investment fund targeted at waste management and recycling projects in Asia was launched Wednesday by a Singapore-based capital fund management firm, backed by some of the world’s biggest consumer products and chemical makers.The Circulate Capital Ocean Fund is the world’s first investment fund focusing ...

Dead deer found in Thailand with 7kg of plastic in stomach

A wild deer was found dead after swallowing 7kg of plastic bags and other trash in Thailand, an official said on Tuesday (Nov 26), raising the alarm on waste littering the country’s waters and forests.The country is one of the world’s largest consumers of plastic, ...

TAT enlists Unilever in tackling waste

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Unilever Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding to run the Tourism to Recycling Actions for the Schools and Homes (Trash) project, starting in Krabi province.Other parties, including the Pollution Control Department and Krabi municipality, will join the ...

Dusida Worrachaddejchai

Wasting away

Plastic is omnipresent in Thailand. It’s found everywhere, from luxury shopping malls to 7-Eleven convenience stores, on almost every street corner and beneath the skin of some individuals. It’s even inside the stomachs of much marine life.The unprecedented death rate of dugongs and microplastics found ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Microplastic waste found in Trang mackerel

Researchers have found microplastic in the stomach of mackerel caught in this southern province and will expand their study to include fish meat and shellfish.Saowalak Khaosaeng, research assistant at the provincial Marine National Park Operation Centre 3, said they began the research after daily morning ...

The Nation Reporter

Retailers to stop handing out plastics

Giant retailers, plastic manufacturing titans, and department stores reached an agreement on Friday to stop handing out single-use plastic bags to customers starting early next year.“This cooperation will help Thailand leave the list of major generators of waste and sea garbage,” Varawut Silpa-archa, the environment ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

TDRI wants waste on agenda

Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has urged the government to include waste management as part of the national agenda and proposed the government ban foam usage and make consumers pay for plastic shopping bags.Keep reading ...

Phusadee Arunmas

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