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Private sector urged to embrace circular economy

The private sector is being encouraged to adopt circular economy principles for business operations to reduce costs, increase efficiency and generate income from innovative business models.Poonpong Naiyanapakorn, director-general of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office, said the circular economy concept was introduced in response to ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Bangkok signs Asia declaration for clean water, land and air in cities

The Thai capital has joined other Asian cities in a binding agreement to improve the quality of their environment for citizens.The Indore 3R Declaration of Asian Mayors on Achieving Clean Water, Clean Land and Clean Air in Cities was signed during the 11th Regional 3R ...

The Nation 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 ...

A solution to plastic pollution: circular economy

The dire state of the world’s oceans can no longer be ignored. Discarded plastic waste — particularly single-use plastic — is putting marine life at risk.It’s not only big chunks of plastic and bags that pose a danger: plastic exposed to salt water and ultraviolet ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Germany assists Thailand to 'go green'

Industry Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit has pledged to cooperate with the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) to promote clean industry, as a means of reducing pollution problems including PM2.5 and making Thai industry more sustainable.“The German-Thai Chamber of Commerce offers to help Thailand make its industrial ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Seminar hears four key proposals to drive circular economy for sustainability

A seminar in Bangkok highlighted four key measures to promote a circular economy for sustainability by creating a water system to deal with drought, support agriculture to add Bt25 billion value per year, raising waste management to the national agenda and make changes in the ...

The Nation Reporter

BCG brings sustainability to economy [Video]

The problem of plastic waste started to grow when the world economy started to be driven by heavy industries. The problem has affected the ecosystem and people’s quality of life, as all nations have made the matter top agenda. This gave life to the concept ...

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 ...

TISI releases circular economy guidelines

The Thai Industrial Standards Institute (Tisi) announced on December 20 that it has adopted the circular economy philosophy, in line with the operational guidelines drawn up for all organizations wanting to better manage their resources, Wanchai Panomchai, Tisi secretary general, revealed.The circular economy covers product ...

The Nation Reporter

Call for turning factory waste into fertilisers

Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR), under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation has instructed related agencies and farmers in Kanchanaburi to produce organic fertilisers with filter cake waste from sugar factories in the province, citing Yuamanpong fertiliser factory as ...

The Nation Reporter

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