Thailand cuts the use of plastic bags by over 148,000 tonnes in three years

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) on Wednesday credited its campaigns among the public for the sharp reduction in the use of single-use plastic and plastic shopping bags, totalling more than 148,000 tonnes in about three years.PCD director-general Pinsak Suraswadi said the department had launched the ...

The Nation Reporter

World Bank Sees $6 Billion Wasted on Plastics in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian countries lose out on as much as $6 billion a year as most of their single-use plastics are thrown out rather than recovered and recycled, the World Bank said in a new study.More than 75% of recyclable plastics in Malaysia, Thailand and the ...

Deal struck to reduce plastics use

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) is collaborating with food delivery service providers to reduce the use of single-use plastics.The two sides signed an agreement on Wednesday aimed at cutting down on discarded single-use plastic items.Keep reading ...

Apinya Wipatayotin

Plastic plans fail as pandemic deliveries prevail

Single-use plastic is making a comeback, as Thais order takeout and delivery in soaring volumes because of the pandemic.This was supposed to be the year Thailand started to phase out single-use plastic bags, in line with the government’s plastic waste reduction roadmap. At the start ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Govt backs 'No Plastic' push

The cabinet has given the greenlight to a “No Plastic” campaign which will start on Jan 1 next year ahead of a ban on single-use plastic bags in 2021.Speaking after the cabinet meeting in Kanchanaburi on Tuesday, Government spokeswoman Narumon Pinyosinwat said the cabinet has ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

TDRI wants waste on agenda

Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has urged the government to include waste management as part of the national agenda and proposed the government ban foam usage and make consumers pay for plastic shopping bags.Keep reading ...

Phusadee Arunmas

Greenpeace proposes widespread collection fee to drive push against disposables

Greenpeace has proposed an indiscriminately-implemented collection fee as a means to eradicate single-use plastic bags and containers from disposal, as well as to establish an independent fund for rehabilitation of Thailand’s seas.The popular environmental group’s proposal comes on the heels of the deaths of two ...

The Nation Reporter

Calls for total ban on use of single-use plastic bags

The death of baby dugong Mariam, which was found to be caused from problems associated with plastic bags blocking her digestive system, has brought about renewed calls for stricter control, or a complete ban, on the use of single-use plastic bags.Marine scientist, and vice dean ...

Lilly, Thailand’s Greta Thunberg, is Fighting Single-Use Plastic

Through the power of petitioning, one 11-year-old girl is doing more to save Thailand’s environment than perhaps most of the country combined.Since she was 8, Ralyn “Lilly” Satidtanasarn has been meeting with mall executives to demand reductions in single-use plastic waste. Central Group’s recent decision ...

Asaree Thaitrakulpanich

Hopes on ‘greener’ plastics to turn tide on battle for environment

Plastics that have been labelled as biodegradable by industry have become more popular and affordable due to increased public awareness of environmental issues resulting from the many kinds of damage caused by single-use plastic bags, food containers, straws and other non-compostable items.Keep reading ...

Nophakhun Limsamarnphun

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