Environment Ministry launches “Thailand Without E-Waste” [Video]

As the environmental threat of electronic waste grows, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment has joined hands with the private sector and concerned networks to introduce the “Thailand Without E-Waste” campaign.Keep watching ...

Waste plastic imports 'to be banned'

Authorities plan to ban the import of all electronic and plastic waste next year, in a move to improve garbage management.The ban was announced by a new subcommittee on the two garbage types, led by National Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa, who yesterday said ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

New panel set up to tackle waste disposal

A new subcommittee on plastic and electronic waste will intensify garbage disposal measures by reviewing the existing quota on waste imports.The panel will work under the National Environment Board, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, which on Thursday resolved to endorse its establishment. The ...

Apinya Wipatayotin & Phusadee Arunmas

Thailand set to intensify ban on e-waste imports

Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa on Wednesday told the media that the country would intensify the ban on e-waste and plastic garbage smuggled from abroad.“The ministry is serious in countering the imports of smuggled e-waste into Thailand,” said Varawut. “This is for ...

Poisonous e-waste dump cleared, leaving stench of corruption

Piles of industrial and electronic waste dumped in protected forest in the eastern province of Sa Kaew were cleared on Wednesday, making way for the Pollution Control Department to soon move in to check whether toxic residues would endanger the health of local residents.Keep reading ...

Thanapat Kijjakosol

Recycled electronics are turning Thailand into a 'dumping ground for hazardous waste'

Electronic waste from Western countries, including Australia, is flooding the shores of South-East Asian nations like Thailand, sparking fears of air and water pollution.Global waste markets were upended in 2018 when China implemented tough new import restrictions on plastic and e-waste materials from foreign nations, ...

Electronic waste discovered in Sa Kaeo conservation forest

Residents of Tambon Talangnai, in the Wangnamyen district of Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province, have discovered a huge electronic waste dumping site, covering over 3.2 hectares of a conservation forest in the area. They are appealing to relevant authorities to inspect the site, fearing it might ...

Curbs slash imports of plastic, e-waste

Imports of plastic and electronic waste have declined sharply after the government curbed imports of foreign waste, says the Customs Department.Plastic waste imported to Thailand fell to 174,000 tonnes during the five months to May from 571,000 tonnes for the full year of 2018, while ...

Wichit Chantanusornsiri

Concern on e-waste law

The country’s major big business representative has asked the government for a 45-day delay in new regulations on recycling and disposal of electronics waste. The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) claims that haste on waste laws could cost up to (exactly) 753,357 workers their jobs. ...

REPORT: Thailand paying the price for eco-sluggishness as controversial environmental issues rise

The world is so interconnected, so changes imposed on the environment in Thailand – and the value Thais attach to ecology – cannot be viewed separately from what’s happening elsewhere.The past year has seen an increasing number of environmental issues arise in Thailand that demonstrated ...

Piyaporn Wongruang

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