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BMA launches new campaign to tackle Bangkok’s garbage problem

By The Nation

 

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The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has launched a campaign to reduce garbage after the capital produced 4,194 tonnes of waste between October 2019 and August this year.

 

BMA permanent secretary Silapasuay Raweesangsoon said the agency is providing trucks to pick up garbage free of charge on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Bangkok residents can use the BKK Connect application to track the movement of the trucks. BMA will also soon announce points where garbage and items that are no longer used can be dropped.

 

The authorities also plan to promote the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – in a bid to cut down on the huge volume of waste in the metropolitan area.

In August alone, the 50 districts of Bangkok created 452.18 tonnes of garbage, of which 159.27 tonnes could be recycled.

 

Chatuchak area produced the most waste at 24.65 tonnes followed by Saphan Sung district with 24 tonnes and Nong Khaem district at 22.72 tonnes.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30395006

 

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53 minutes ago, webfact said:

BMA launches new campaign to tackle Bangkok’s garbage problem

Sorry I thought this headline was referring to something else ...............LOL

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

tackle Bangkok’s garbage problem

In my opinion (being a country lad) it just about sums up the city!!

 

Bangkok Thailand Garbage Dwellers Living On Garbage Tip Rubbish 

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The people around here would still rather burn their rubbish, plastic, dead dogs and chicken feathers, whatever. Saves them 10 baht a month. Love the smell of cooking fires in the morning started with inner tube rubber. Counts.

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14 hours ago, 2long said:

Step #1 = Try to educate the people first!

 

Educate them in what?  Throw your trash into the bins that don't exist because the government didn't provide them?  And even if you do bin it properly, it's probably still going to end up in the khlong anyway, because that's the cheapest place for the corrupt waste management company to put it.

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