• April 8, 2021 | 11:53 AM

    Greta Thunberg - World Economic Forum 2021

    โดย The Standard |https://thestandard.co/greta-thunberg-environment-message/ โดย The Standard | https://thestandard.co/greta-thunberg-environment-message/
  • January 14, 2021 | 06:41 PM
  • December 2, 2020 | 11:15 AM

    Why Climate Change Hits Asia Hardest

    After reading McKinsey & Company'sClimate risk and response in Asiareport, I had to revisit my ideas of who gets hit hardest byclimate change. It shouldn’t be surprising - Asia has more people in coastal cities than all other citiesin the world combined. So sea level rise and severe weather will affect more people there than anywhere else. The report characterizes risk within and across different countries and categorize impacts ...
  • November 6, 2020 | 11:54 AM

    Thailand News Brief and Action Alert / Thailand Climate Leader 2019: Dr. Wijarn Simachaya

    Dr. Wijarn Simachaya is currently serving as the President of Thailand Environment Institute (TEI). He is the former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), Thailand. Dr. Simachaya has played an active role in facilitating climate change and environment-related policies in Thailand. To formulate these policies, he serves as a prominent member of the Thailand Bio-diversity Network Alliance Advisory Committ...
  • September 8, 2020 | 05:11 PM

    Environmentalists concerned with rise of takeaway trash during lockdown

    How much plastic do you toss in the garage bin when you’re done eating your takeaway order? An environmentalist says 1 person throws away about 1.5 kilograms of trash each day. With many stuck at home during the lockdown period, food delivery sales skyrocketed, but so did the amount of trash each person throws away. Thai environmentalists are concerned and are now calling on the government to do something about it. Thailand’s plan ...
  • August 27, 2020 | 11:22 AM

    Dialogue Forum 5 discusses surge in plastic waste post COVID-19

    BANGKOK(NNT) - Environmental academics have raised concerns about a significant increase in plastic waste from delivery services. With one person generating about 1.15 kilograms of waste daily, they have called on the government to take action. Environmental organizations have come together at the Dialogue Forum 5, where they discussed the significant increase in plastic waste due to the COVID-19 lockdown, and brainstormed ideas for a sust...
  • June 4, 2020 | 06:47 PM
  • May 29, 2020 | 09:39 PM

    Coronavirus Worsens Thailand's Plastic Waste Crisis

    A food delivery courier packs an order in Bangkok on March 25, 2020, after the government limited restaurants to takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic. MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP / Getty Images By Tanika Godbole Southeast Asia is one of the biggest sources of plastic waste from land to the ocean, and Thailand is among the top five contributors. In January, Thailand placed a ban on single-use plastic, and was looking to reduce its plastic waste by ...
  • May 26, 2020 | 05:41 PM

    Want not, waste not

    Happy to see bubble milk tea delivered to her doorstep every day, little did Ae* realise that her sweet treat was part of a mountainous increase in plastic waste. An order of pearl milk tea means five plastic pieces -- a cap, a cup, a straw, straw wrap and a plastic bag -- equivalent to around 150 plastic pieces for a month's orders. Home-isolation and other measures implemented during the Covid-19 outbreak have forced a large number...
  • May 26, 2020 | 09:12 AM

    Plastic piles up in Thailand Pandemic efforts sideline pollution fight | Bangkok waste up 62%

    Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags that Bangkok office worker Nicha Singhanoi hoped would cut back the waste that puts her country among the world’s top five choking the oceans with plastic. Then the coronavirus pandemic forced school closures and authorities told people to stay home, and far from falling, Bangkok’s plastic waste has soared 62% in volume in April, as more people opt for food and goods to be ...
  • May 13, 2020 | 09:08 AM

    Asia Food delivery services add tonnes of plastic to Thailand’s landfills during COVID-19 crisis

    BANGKOK: Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, having food delivered at one’s doorstep has become a new normal for many peoplein Thailand. But while food delivery services offer more options and convenience to consumers, they have also added tonnes of plastic to Thailand’s struggling waste management system. Before the health crisis hit, the Southeast Asian country generated about 5,500 tonnes of plastic waste per day, accord...
  • May 12, 2020 | 01:55 PM

    Plastic piles up in Thailand as pandemic efforts sideline pollution fight

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags that Bangkok office worker Nicha Singhanoi hoped would cut back the waste that puts her country among the world’s top five choking the oceans with plastic. Then the coronavirus pandemic forced school closures and authorities told people to stay home, and far from falling, Bangkok’s plastic waste has soared 62% in volume in April, as more people opt ...