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PM wants Thai waste reduced

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PM wants Thai waste reduced

Thammarat Thadaphrom

 

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BANGKOK, 8th September 2018 (NNT) – Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has called for public participation in reducing waste, especially plastic pollution, at various tourist sites across the country. 

Gen Prayut said this week that a campaign has been launched to create environmental awareness and encourage tourists to share responsibility for natural resources and the environment. 

The public and private sectors, as well as the people’s sector, are joining a project for plastic and garbage management on a sustainable basis. All relevant government agencies, such as the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and the Ministry of the Interior, have been asked to get rid of as much waste as possible. 

As Thailand faces the problem of garbage collection and disposal, Gen Prayut stressed the need for the public sector to provide local communities with information about effective waste separation. Waste management must be emphasized to make greater use of garbage. More than 300 waste incinerators are to be built in 77 provinces in Thailand. 

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is encouraging visitors to reduce consumption of single-use plastics at all 154 national parks in Thailand. This initiative covers plastic and foam bags, food containers, capped water bottles, and utensils – essentially any item that is typically used once and then discarded. 

The campaign against single-use plastics by the department was seen as a major move in the right direction to protect Thailand’s natural and scenic beauty now and in the future. A series of banners, in Thai in the initial stage, has been produced to help spread awareness of the initiative at the country’s national parks. These encourage people to think of the harm the plastics they throw away will do to the environment, and to act instead in an environmentally friendly way. 

 

 
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Plastics and foam....come down to beach rd/freeway, Monday morning to see the ( street vendor) plastics and foam piled at each trash bin..they are the biggest contributors to this problem.

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All the right noises. But a shame that it's just that, noise.

Go to any Thai market, shop, or supermarket and see how the locals use plastic without even a second thought.

If they want to think outside the box, they could get some of these celebs they've bought to make reusable bags, cups and the like more fashionable.

On a somewhat positive note the Yeti cups and tumblers )for example) are hugely popular and that can only be a good thing, yet only a miniscule step in the right direction

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