Tags : Plastic


Positive response to Thailand’s “Everyday Say No to Plastic Bags”

The positive public response to end of shopping malls, department and convenience stores distributing single-use plastic bags, as of January 1st, is a huge New Year’s gift to Thailand and the world, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varavuth Silpa-archa said today (Thursday). Accompanied by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Mr. Jatuporn Burutpat, Mr. Varavuth conducted a […]Read More


Thailand Developing Biodegradable Plastic Bags Made from Tapioca

Bangkok, Dec 10 (TNA) – The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation and the private sector is producing biodegradable plastic bags for food leftovers. The bags are made from tapioca in accordance with the concept of bio, circular and green (BCG) economy. Suvit Maesincee, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, and […]Read More


No More Free Plastic Shopping Bags Next Year

BANGKOK, Dec 2 (TNA) — Seventy-five shops will stop handing out single-use plastic shopping bags from Jan 1, 2020, onwards, the Thai Retailers Association has announced. Worawut Oonjai, president of the association, said the new measure to reduce plastic waste would build on its campaign not to distribute such bags at about 40 shops, convenience […]Read More


Campaign For No Single-Use Plastic Bags At Shops From Jan

BANGKOK, Nov 8 (TNA) — The government and the private sector have launched a campaign for shops to stop giving single-use plastic shopping bags from Jan 1 next year. The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry and 47 private organizations including CP All PCL and PTT Group launched the campaign in front of United Center building […]Read More


Thailand Plans Single-Use Plastic Ban Before 2022

BANGKOK, Aug 22 (TNA) – The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry vowed to solve plastic waste problem, considered as the national agenda and to work with ASEAN countries to tackle ocean waste. The minister, Varawut Silpa-archa said about tackling ocean waste and plastic waste that floating booms would be installed at 400 locations of river […]Read More


Baby Dugong Dies with Plastic in Stomach

BANGKOK, Aug 17 (TNA) – An eight-month-old sick dugong died from an infection while a team of veterinarians found pieces of plastic in her intestine. The baby dugong’s death was announced on the Facebook page of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. Full story: tna.mcot.net TNARead More


No Plastic Bags on Thai Environment Day

BANGKOK, Dec 4 (TNA) – Convenience stores, shopping malls and markets nationwide join hand to stop giving single-use plastic bags to customers across the country to mark the Thai Environment Day today. Single-use plastic bags become about two million tonnes of plastic waste in Thailand. Full story: tnamcot.com TNARead More


7-Eleven launches campaign to ‘reduce and stop’ use of plastic

Following its “7 Go Green” policy, CP All, the founder of 7-Eleven in Thailand, has begun a campaign to “reduce and stop” plastic bags at its stores nationwide. In a press release issued by the company on Thursday, Tanin Buranamanit Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CP All, the founder of 7-Eleven in Thailand, […]Read More