Only an outright ban will solve waste woes

Only an outright ban will solve waste woes

A pilot whale, which died last week in Songkhla after ingesting 80 plastic bags, is not the only marine animal victim of plastic waste in Thai waters. BANGKOK POST GRAPHICS
A pilot whale, which died last week in Songkhla after ingesting 80 plastic bags, is not the only marine animal victim of plastic waste in Thai waters. BANGKOK POST GRAPHICS

Rubbish has come back to haunt us again.

Recently, we have learned of officials cracking down on the recycling of electronic waste. I'm talking huge piles of electronic parts and whatnot lying on open ground -- for years -- but yet somehow managing to elude the regulators' eye.

And this stuff came to us a long way away from places like Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and probably many other countries as well.

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Wasant Techawongtham

Freelance Reporter

Freelance Reporter and Managing Editor of Milky Way Press.

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