Pollution and waste

Water pollution

Disparity worsens ocean pollution

Ocean plastic pollution is threatening humanity and Thailand cannot escape the blame as one of the world’s worst marine polluters. Although the government has pledged to tackle marine pollution, one thing is certain. Success is out of reach if the state authorities fail to engage ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

ESCAP And Partners Launch Science-based E-learning Course To Tackle Marine Plastic Litter In Cities

Today, on World Oceans Day, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and partners are launching an e-learning course to help reduce the impact of plastic pollution. As part of the Closing the Loop project, the course, entitled Cities ...

Rising stink from floodwaters triggers health fears

The Pollution Control Department has been tasked with monitoring floodwater around the country after complaints of foul-smelling odour from stagnant runoff.The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has expressed concern about hazardous pollution in the floodwater, as drains and sewers become overwhelmed by seasonal downpours.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Pollution taints seaside community's prosperity

Bangkok’s seaside neighbour Samut Sakhon is known for many things — as a fishing hub, a thriving seafood market, and also as the largest location of Myanmar’s migrant community in Thailand.The province has boasted a port for at least two centuries which allowed it to ...

Anchalee Kongrut

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

Southeast Asia’s rivers under threat

From rivulets to regionwide river channels, the Southeast Asian region hosts dozens of rivers. The most well-known river in Southeast Asia is the Mekong River – spanning five countries in the region itself.The Mekong, which is also the 12th longest river in the world is ...

Govt wastewater campaign to begin next year

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) will launch a campaign to monitor wastewater in some government buildings across the country early next year.Pralong Damrongthai, director-general of the PCD, told media the project is a response to the 60% increase of wastewater discharged from government office buildings.Keep ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand and ASEAN attempt to tackle marine debris [Video]

Marine Debris is an important trans-boundary issue, but how have Thailand and ASEAN been addressing this challenging problem?  NBT World recently had an opportunity to talk to the Natural Resources and Environment Minister about it. Keep watching ...

Over 50% of businesses ignoring orders on wastewater release into central Thailand canal

The Pollution Control Department says over 50% of businesses are ignoring orders regarding the discharge of wastewater into Klong Saen Saeb. The canal connects Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river with the central Thailand provinces of Prachinburi and Chachoengsao.The Nation reports that between 2016 and 2019, over ...

May Taylor

Thailand improves marine pollution ranking

Thailand’s ranking among the 20 biggest marine plastic polluters has improved by four places, from sixth to tenth, as ranked by Mass of Mismanaged Plastic Waste.The permanent secretary for natural resources and environment says the improvement is largely thanks to government initiatives and the efforts ...

Greeley Pulitzer

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