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Recycling held back by rules, lack of equipment, says group

Ban on reuse of plastic for food packaging

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The global trend towards recycling is seeing more recycled material used in drinking water bottles, but Thailand remains bogged down by regulations prohibiting their use in any type of food packaging, say industry executives. 

The Thailand Institute of Packaging and Recycling Management for Sustainable Environment insists much more can be done to encourage the recycling of plastic bottles.

But Veera Akaraputhiporn, a vice-chairman of the institute, said an obstacle remains with the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that prohibit the use of recycled materials such as plastic resin in the production of food and drink containers.

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