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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 ...

ASEAN Member States adopt Regional Action Plan to Tackle Plastic Pollution

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched the ASEAN Regional Action Plan for Combating Marine Debris in the ASEAN Member States (2021 – 2025), which provides a scalable, solution-focused joint strategy to address marine plastic debris across the region.Adopted ahead of World Environment Day ...

Dow-DMCR-IUCN takes mangrove conservation to the next level in the fight against global warming and marine debris

Dow Thailand in collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently held a signing ceremony for a cooperation agreement on the “Dow & Thailand Mangrove Alliance”.The collaboration ...

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 ...

Shifting mindsets a sea-change in plastic pollution problem

Plastic is today a major part of our convenient, throwaway lifestyles.Since the beginning of mass production in the 1940s, plastics have become almost unavoidable in daily life. But what was once a symbol of convenience now evokes images of overflowing rubbish dumps, oceans saturated with ...

Lieselot Nguyen

Declaring war on plastic waste

In 1950, the world had a population of 2.5 billion. They produced roughly 1.5 million tonnes of plastic each year, according to Surfers Against Sewage, one of the United Kingdom’s most active environmental charities. Fast forward to 2016, the global population had risen to over ...

Arusa Pisuthipan

#SEAYOUTOMORROW : the future of the ocean

Vowing to achieve its goal of eliminating at least 50% of marine debris by 2027 through the principle of the circular economy at the recent 2019 Asean Summit, Thailand was ranked as the world’s sixth largest contributor to marine debris, and fourth in Asean.Keep reading ...

Leading environmentalist slams Thailand’s record on pollution

A renowned Thai environmentalist and academic has posted a picture on Facebook of a Thai beach covered in trash as he slams the country for not doing enough to protect the environment.Dr Thon Thamrongnawasawat, Deputy Dean of Kasetsat University, says he was sent the picture ...

Measures needed for sea tragedy to lead to plastic clean-up

The sea tragedy of Marium, the beloved orphaned female baby dugong of Thailand that died from eating plastic, reveals the awkward truth about the serious threat of ocean debris.The orphaned dugong was found by marine biologists in April in southern Thailand.She became an internet star ...

Ornvipa Rumroy

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