#Thailand

NGOs call for a ban on imports of plastic and electronic waste

NGOs call for a ban on imports of plastic and electronic waste

Even though Thailand already has enough of their own waste, imports of plastic and electronic waste is a severe problem Thailand has been facing in the last years - mainly after...

Local cases in Thailand continuously prove how necessary introduction of the PRTR is

Local cases in Thailand continuously prove how necessary introduction of the PRTR is

Within our joint project, Arnika’s long-term partner - EARTH Thailand - is carefully monitoring the hotspots of industrial pollution and watching local cases to protect the...

Nong Phawa villagers sue Win Process company demanding environmental restoration and compensation for agricultural losses

Nong Phawa villagers sue Win Process company demanding environmental restoration and compensation for agricultural losses

The villagers of Nong Phawa sue Win Process company for releasing pollutants into local waterways, causing widespread damage to local environments and farmlands. The villagers...

Environmental NGOs call for hazardous waste exports and “dirty recycling” to end worldwide

Environmental NGOs call for hazardous waste exports and “dirty recycling” to end worldwide

In recognition of World Environment Day 2021, the NGOs EARTH and Arnika (1) have called for an end to hazardous waste exports and dirty recycling industries through the universal...

Thais affected by heavy industries are calling for closer monitoring of polluters

Thais affected by heavy industries are calling for closer monitoring of polluters

Pollution of air, soil, and the food chain has reached extreme levels in Thailand, as shown by the long-term measurements conducted by the environmental organizations Ecological...

Gold mining in the last forested area with national parks? Local initiatives strongly disagree

Gold mining in the last forested area with national parks? Local initiatives strongly disagree

A network of about 40 civic groups and local organizations in Thailand’s eastern province of Chanthaburi including Arnika's partner organization EARTH oppose granting of approval...

Toxic pollution hidden behind “recycling”: Thai villagers who suffered from contamination finally won a fight for environmental justice

Toxic pollution hidden behind “recycling”: Thai villagers who suffered from contamination finally won a fight for environmental justice

Damages to the environment and natural resources, economic losses in the agriculture sector, impacts to local people’s health and mental health due to living in polluted area –...

Dirty recycling in Thailand destroys the environment and the livelihood of local people. A register of polluters and the “right to know” can change this

Dirty recycling in Thailand destroys the environment and the livelihood of local people. A register of polluters and the “right to know” can change this

The Pollution Control Department has lately stepped up for a decisive legal action against the polluting factory belonging to the Win Process Company. This comes after a decade...

“We don’t want any trash from foreign countries,” sounds from Thai activists seeking a total ban on waste imports

“We don’t want any trash from foreign countries,” sounds from Thai activists seeking a total ban on waste imports

After a recent ban on import of 428 various types of electronic waste , Thailand continues to fight against being flooded with trash from around the world. Currently, with...

Thailand refuses to be a global dumpsite: 428 different types of e-waste listed as strictly forbidden to import into the country

Thailand refuses to be a global dumpsite: 428 different types of e-waste listed as strictly forbidden to import into the country

After years of efforts and demanding such ban by several environmental groups including EARTH and Arnika, Thailand has finally announced prohibition on the import of dangerous...

Improper processing of electronic waste leads to damage to human health, the environment, and the Earth's ozone layer

Improper processing of electronic waste leads to damage to human health, the environment, and the Earth's ozone layer

Thailand is still one of the destination countries for e-waste from all around the world. To what extent this is the case is one of the questions that the joint project of the...

Alarming news: In 2021, the Department of Industrial Works wants to allow 650,000 tonnes of plastic waste to be imported to Thailand

Alarming news: In 2021, the Department of Industrial Works wants to allow 650,000 tonnes of plastic waste to be imported to Thailand

The amount of plastic and electronic waste imported from abroad is already a serious issue for Thailand, negatively affecting the environment as well as health of the communities...