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Rich nations fail as Thailand meets its emissions target

Rich nations fail as Thailand meets its emissions target

HE EMISSION of greenhouse gases has been rising for two years in a row, reversing efforts based on the Paris Agreement to control the rise in global temperatures and avert…

Radioactive waste detected in container at Laem Chabang port

Radioactive waste detected in container at Laem Chabang port

An unknown amount of radioactive waste has been detected inside an export container at the Laem Chabang Deep Seaport, the port’s deputy director said. Vice Adm Yutthana Mokkhao said the…

Phuket launches plastic-busting initiative

Phuket launches plastic-busting initiative

The Phuket Hotels Association and the US Embassy, through a Science Fellowship Programme, have partnered to tackle waste management challenges in Phuket with a goal to significantly reduce single-use plastics…

Thai industry declares war on plastic pollution with ‘unprecedented’ public-private effort

Thai industry declares war on plastic pollution with ‘unprecedented’ public-private effort

EVERY MINISTRY in Thailand has agreed to curb its use of plastic bags and foam packaging as part of the government’s pledge yesterday on World Environment Day. Falling annually on…

Motorcycles to face up to 200 baht “pollution tax”

Motorcycles to face up to 200 baht “pollution tax”

In a move that would anger motorcyclists the excise department are mulling an idea to charge a special pollution tax hike on bikes. Thai Rath said that if the measures…

Pollution tax on motorcycles now on the table

Pollution tax on motorcycles now on the table

The Excise Department is now studying a possibility to introduce vehicle pollution tax on motorcycles in a new effort to improve air quality. The department’s director-general Mr Krisada Chinavicharana said…