Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

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Re: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

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Re: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

Post by buksida » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:10 pm

Western media have even picked up this story ... Thailand famous once again for all the wrong reasons ...

Deluge of electronic waste turning Thailand into 'world's rubbish dump'
At a deserted factory outside Bangkok, skyscrapers made from vast blocks of crushed printers, Xbox components and TVs tower over black rivers of smashed-up computer screens.

This is a tiny fraction of the estimated 50m tonnes of electronic waste created just in the EU every year, a tide of toxic rubbish that is flooding into south-east Asia from the EU, US and Japan.

Thailand, with its lax environmental laws, has become a dumping ground for this e-waste over the past six months, but authorities are clamping down, fearful that the country will become the “rubbish dump of the world”. The global implications could be enormous.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... bbish-dump
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Re: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

Post by buksida » Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:25 pm

Govt to ban import of electronic, plastic wastes
IMPORT OF all kinds of electronic and plastic wastes will be prohibited to ensure protection of the environment. A meeting yesterday between all related agencies to solve the environmental problems created by e-waste and plastic waste concluded with a resolution to ban the import of hazardous used wastes into the country.

Natural Resources and Environment Minister General Surasak Kanchanarat emphasised that the environment and public health must come before profit-making and industrial development.

As per the resolution, the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry decided to ban the import of 411 kinds of e-waste. The import of plastic wastes will be totally banned in the next two years.

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... l/30352239
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Re: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

Post by HHTel » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:25 pm

Came across this article how Singapore handles it's waste. So sensible and safe disposal is possible. Of course, if anyone will get it right for the environment, then Singapore will.

https://nextshark.com/singapore-incredi ... and-fills/

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