Waste plants cause stink

Rather than protecting the environment and people from garbage pollution, the government plans to tackle overflowing waste by promoting small localised waste-to-energy projects. This could bring about even greater environmental adversity and haze pollution, environmentalists say.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Heinrich Böll Foundation and Greenpeace call for global convention on plastic crisis

The Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBF) and Greenpeace held a press briefing last Thursday (12 December) at the Heinrich Böll Foundation Southeast Asia office in Bangkok, in which representatives of the two organizations called for a new global convention on the plastic crisis and for a ...

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

How to solve Thailand’s local waste management crisis

After reading three Isaan Record articles published in November 2018 on air pollution and a waste water problem caused by the Warin Chamrap Municipality landfill and incinerator for infectious waste in Ubon Ratchathani, I can’t help but think that the state and local authorities have ...

Waste-to-energy plants 'an environmental hazard’

Academics have urged the authorities to slow down their large-scale waste-to-energy development policy, as it could severely harm the country’s environment and people’s health.The Interior and Energy ministries disclosed that the government is offering more subsidies to further boost investments in waste-to-energy power plants at ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Four-step plan issued to rid Thailand of garbage

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) has issued four guidelines for related agencies to achieve the country’s goal of eliminating 7.7 million tonnes of garbage within next year.PCD director-general Pralong Damrongthai said on Friday that the drive to rid the country of 7.7 million tonnes of ...

The Nation Reporter

Supanburi signs MOU on action plans for waste management

Supanburi province signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on action plans to sustainably address its waste issue. Provincial Governor of Suphan Buri Nimit Wanchaitanawong presided over the MOU signing ceremony for waste management measures in the central province.Keep reading ...

Tanakorn Sangiam

Thailand to stop all foreign plastic waste imports by 2021 following Malaysia, Vietnam

Thailand will ban all plastic waste imports by 2021, making it the latest country in South east Asia to take policy-level action against a rising influx of foreign plastic scraps, much of which comes from food and beverage packaging.Keep reading ...

Recycling Technology Research and Development Center opens

The Ministry of Industry has opened a Recycling Technology Research and Development Center to tackle waste management problems in Thailand. Deputy Industry Minister Somchai Hanhirun presided over the opening of the facility in Phra Pradaeng district of Samut Prakan province.Keep reading ...

Waste management steps up a gear

The National Legislative Assembly yesterday (July 26) accepted for deliberation a bill on the establishment of an economic and social development council which will replace the current National Economic and Social Development Board. Keep reading ...

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