Pollution and waste

Solid waste

Alarm raised as Thailand drowns in plastic trash

In February last year, a patch of plastic trash almost 10 kilometres long was seen floating off the coast of the Gulf of Thailand in Chumpon province, prompting a wake-up call about the plastic pollution problem which has become increasingly serious in recent years.Keep reading ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

Earth Day focuses on oceans drowning in single-use plastics

Single-use plastic is being seen as a major threat to Mother Earth this Earth Day, while environmental group Greenpeace has suggested a tax on plastic production to cut down Thailand’s high rate of plastic waste generation.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Islands seek clean break from trail of tourist trash

In the early hours of the morning, a walk along Rin Beach, the site of the infamous Full Moon Party, offers a glimpse into the regular environmental risk posed to the resort island of Koh Phangan in Surat Thani province.Keep reading ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Govt urges more probes into rubbish

The Department of Local Administration (DLA) ordered every provincial governor across the country to widen their probes into possible price collusion in the procurement of rubbish and sewage trucks. Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Vendors rubbish criticism of Mae Klong fresh market

Vendors at Mae Klong, also known as Rom Hup – one of Thailand’s landmark markets – have defended its character and surroundings after coming under criticism in online posts. They have spoken up in defense of this world-famous place after several foreigners made critical comments ...

Kachorn Phonimthai

Bottled water makers welcome cap seal ban

Thai bottled water producers have responded well to a plan to stop using cap seals, which will not only decrease plastic waste but also reduce unnecessary production costs.Keep reading ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Huge trash piles wash up on Koh Talu beaches

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: A huge amount of garbage has been found floating off three beaches on Koh Talu in Bang Saphan Noi district, prompting concern that it will affect coral reefs and egg-laying sites of endangered sea turtles.Keep reading ...

Chaiwat Satyaem

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