• Make reducing plastic second nature

    by - April 18, 2022 | 08:09 PM

    Plastic is a preferred material in our daily lives due to its light weight, durability and low production cost. However, its widespread use has unwanted effects. Plastic waste can take a hundred years to decompose, all the while leaching into the environment and wreaking havoc on marine ecology and ...
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  • ASEAN cooperation in addressing air pollution from burning in farmlands

    by - October 11, 2021 | 06:12 PM

    Farming in Southeast Asia is often accompanied by burning of agricultural byproducts. Such practice contributes to air pollution, particularly PM2.5 particulate pollution. During post-harvest period, the burning in farmland was relatively common and found to have relatively extensive impact. Seve...
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  • The challenge of water management in Thailand

    by - October 11, 2021 | 05:26 PM

    Facing uncomfortable truths climate change, urbanisation, and water crises PAKAMAS THINPHANGA Water management is becoming increasingly complicated in Thailand thanks to surging demand and urbanisation and the problem is being compounded by outdated systems, Pakamas Thinphanga writes. AsT...
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  • Ten years since the 2011 flood disaster and the inconvenient truth of climate change, urbanisation, and water crises is still ignored

    by - September 21, 2021 | 11:51 AM

    Since the 2011 flood disaster, a comparison to the devastating flood event is always made whenever we are faced with unexpectedly high rainfalls in the rainy season. When quickly rising flood levels prompt many of us to start questioning if the 2011 disaster is repeating itself, water and irrigation...
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  • Waste to Energy, what is a Solutions?

    by - May 10, 2021 | 11:15 AM

    Although solid waste problems have been declared a national agenda since 2014 and every concerned sector has been committed to address the problems, amount of solid waste from urban areas has continued to increase and parts of the waste were still inappropriately disposed. According to the 2019 info...
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  • Resilience to what and for whom? Is it inclusive and equitable resilience?

    by - April 29, 2021 | 10:17 AM

    Every morning, a group of women in Boyang informal settlement in Songkhla city prepares, cooks and packs food into ‘pinto’ (traditional stacked-containers) which are later collected by community members in need who have been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions and lockdowns. For thos...
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  • Because food waste is a wastage

    by - March 23, 2021 | 12:07 PM

    Thailand is an agricultural land where 46 percent or almost half of the country’s area is for production. It is also a major exporter of agricultural and food products of the world, especially rice, sugar, cassava, fruits etc. It is considered to be a country with abundance resources, as refle...
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  • Agricultural Burning Management in Thailand

    by - March 3, 2021 | 05:26 PM

    Air pollution from particulate matters in Thailand has many causes. The impact from the problem will be increased during November to February, especially during the warmer months after the cold air mass moved out of the country and in February, which is a transition from winter into summer when the ...
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  • GEN and the Opportunity of Ecolabel in Thailand

    by Benjamas Chotthong - November 6, 2020 | 06:31 PM

    The Era where the communication connects the world together and the global networks have become more active as same as the Global Eco-Labelling Network (GEN), which originally founded in 1994 to protect the environment by giving approval to the qualified environmental-friendly products and services,...
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  • Eco-friendly Products in Daily Life

    by Dr. Chuttre Phurat - August 31, 2020 | 04:06 PM

    Would it be better if our day-to-day life offers environmentally friendly alternatives From waking up, taking a shower, washing dishes, washing clothes, cleaning floor, including using different office equipment e.g. paper, stationery, correction liquid, printer, copier, and so on. Try using the ...
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  • Solid Waste During COVID-19

    by - April 30, 2020 | 11:10 PM

    Annually, around 27.8 million tons of solid waste are produced in Thailand. This results from Thailand’s waste generation of 1.13 kg per capita/per day, of which, 12-13 percent is plastic. Especially in Bangkok, the amount of plastic waste is approximately 20 percent or 2,000 tons out of the t...
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  • SEA of Solutions 2019: Partnership week for marine plastic pollution prevention in South East Asia

    by Dr. Wijarn Simachaya - November 11, 2019 | 10:45 AM

    Dr. Wijarn's Keynote address at SEA of Solutions 2019: Partnership week for marine plastic pollution prevention in South East Asia My name is Wijarn Simachaya. I am the President of Thailand Environment Institute Foundation or TEI which is one of the world top Think Tank on environmenta...
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