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PM2.5 dust: Farmers to be told to stop burning farm

All provincial governors in Thailand have been told to stop the burning of agricultural waste in their provinces. The burning is being blamed for the current air pollution in Bangkok and its suburbs, and in several northern and central provinces. The accumulation of PM2.5 dust in the atmosphere, mainly caused by outdoor burning of waste, […]Read More

Bangkok

3 Tons of Electronic Waste Collected in Greater Bangkok

BANGKOK, Jan 10 (TNA) — The Pollution Control Department collected more than 3 tons of electronic waste from people in greater Bangkok in only about two weeks last month. Pralong Damrongthai, director-general of the department, said it encouraged people in greater Bangkok to drop their electronic waste at Bangkok’s district offices and government offices in […]Read More

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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

North

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 be harming the environment. A Thai PBS reporter found the […]Read More

Pattaya

24 containers stuffed with industrial wastes seized in Chon Buri

Police and local administration officials seized 24 containers stuffed with industrial wastes at a warehouse in Chon Buri’s Bang Lamung district and at a rest area beside a highway, also in the same district on Tuesday. Pol Gen Veerachai Songmetta, the national deputy police chief, who led the two separate raids thanked people in local […]Read More

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Politicians linked to electronic waste scams

An in-depth investigation is under way to bring both local and national politicians to justice after some are suspected to be involved in an illegal electronic waste recycling business operated by Chinese businessmen. In an exclusive interview with the Bangkok Post, Pol Gen Wirachai Songmetta, a deputy national police chief, who oversees a police team […]Read More

Bangkok

Dangerous electronic waste found in Samut Prakan

SAMUT PRAKAN, 20th June 2018 (NNT) – Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Weerachai Songmetta found illegal electronic waste at a treatment plant in Samut Prakan province during a raid on Tuesday. Pol Gen Weerachai and a group of officials including Samut Prakan Governor Chartchai Uthaiphan and those from the Ministry of Industry and related […]Read More

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260,000 tonnes of electronic and plastic trash imported in 5

About 260,000 tonnes of trash, including 52,200 tonnes of electronic trash, were imported into Thailand during the January-May period this year compared to 116,000 tonnes imported for the whole of last year, said Customs Department spokesman Mr Chaiyuth Khamkhun. He attributed the substantial increase of imported wastes, especially from China, to the Chinese government’s ban […]Read More