#Thailand

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...

Polluting factories ordered to shut down after a decade of community outcry

Polluting factories ordered to shut down after a decade of community outcry

Residents of Nong Pawa (Rayong province) have been affected by chronic water pollution caused by the recycling factories of Win Process Company for the last ten years. However,...

Back from Thailand: Sixteen days in the most infested areas of Southeast Asia

Back from Thailand: Sixteen days in the most infested areas of Southeast Asia

Marine animals, sediment from watercourses or, for example, chicken eggs are the subject of research by our toxics and waste experts, who have traveled to Thailand's " hot spots...

Four Thai organisations received funding to fight back against pollution

Four Thai organisations received funding to fight back against pollution

Four environmental justice groups based in Thailand received funds to help them fight pollution in their local areas. This is a part of the sub-grants programme of environmental...

Plastic waste poisons Indonesia’s food chain. Alarming levels of dioxins, PFOS & other banned chemicals found in eggs sampled near plastic waste hot spots in Indonesia

Plastic waste poisons Indonesia’s food chain. Alarming levels of dioxins, PFOS & other banned chemicals found in eggs sampled near plastic waste hot spots in Indonesia

Highly toxic chemicals, posing dire risks to human health, have been found in dangerous concentrations in free-range chicken eggs in Indonesian communities where plastic waste...

Thai communities battling to end toxic industrial pollution will receive boost: EU and environmental justice groups honour local struggles

Thai communities battling to end toxic industrial pollution will receive boost: EU and environmental justice groups honour local struggles

On the occasion of World Environment Day, social and environmental justice advocates from Arnika and Ecological Alert and Recovery - Thailand (EARTH) work to best utilize the f...

‘Toxic eggs’ in Switzerland testify to global contamination with poisonous substances

‘Toxic eggs’ in Switzerland testify to global contamination with poisonous substances

At the Stockholm Convention , Arnika is presenting the results of recent analyses of chicken eggs from 29 countries concerning the presence of dioxins and dioxin-like substances....

No more e-waste! Thailand against foreign garbage

No more e-waste! Thailand against foreign garbage

The importing of over 400 kinds of scrap electronics into the country will no longer be allowed within the next six months. The Government has reacted to Thailand becoming ‘the...

Faulty ‘waste recycling' harms Thai communities, expert presented

Faulty ‘waste recycling' harms Thai communities, expert presented

The Thai province of Samut Sakhon is highly contaminated with hazardous chemicals. At the international conference on halogenated persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Poland,...

Calls for tightening the international legislation heard at a conference on toxic substances

Calls for tightening the international legislation heard at a conference on toxic substances

Eggs, toys, and combs may contain dioxins and/or brominated flame retardants (BFRs), endangering human health. At an international conference in Poland, this was stated by...

For healthier living in Thailand. Victims of industrial pollution defend their rights

For healthier living in Thailand. Victims of industrial pollution defend their rights

The "Citizen Science Project" successfully enhanced the public participation for environmental and health protection in Thailand. Gold mining, contaminated water, and inadequate...