#Waste

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

The EU Council pushes for dangerously high dioxin levels

(Prague, Gothenburg) In an alarming proposal for strengthening the limits of the most toxic chemical in waste, the Council of the European Union under the French presidency...

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

European Parliament takes groundbreaking first step to reduce the spread of dangerous chemicals from waste

The European Parliament yesterday proposed a significant reduction in the concentrations of dangerous chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) [1] allowed in...

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

Stricter limits on POPs do not necessarily mean more waste incineration, explains IPEN in its new factsheet

A new factsheet published by the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) claims that the European Union has a unique opportunity to prevent toxic recycling. It could...

Governments set a cornerstone for a new plastic  treaty

Governments set a cornerstone for a new plastic treaty

Global representatives gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, at the 5 th United Nations Environmental Assembly session this week. Consent on a need for a new global treaty on plastic waste...

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...

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...

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...

Good news from Brussels: The EU promises consumer goods without dangerous chemicals

Good news from Brussels: The EU promises consumer goods without dangerous chemicals

On Wednesday, October 14th, 2020, the European Commission approved an ambitious strategy , with a goal to protect the citizens and the environment better from the most toxic...

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...

Will the Members of Parliament Make a Dustbin from the Czech Republic?

Will the Members of Parliament Make a Dustbin from the Czech Republic?

Joint press release of the organisations ARNIKA, Greenpeace, DUHA Movement, Transparency International, and Green Circle: Today, on September 16, or on Friday, September 18, the...

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...