Thailand promotes bioeconomy World

Thailand promotes bioeconomy

Thailand is promoting the concept of bioeconomy, which encourages the use of renewable resources and waste products to make value-added products, to support the country’s ambitious plan to make Thailand the biochemical industry hub of ASEAN by 2027.
Indonesia’s capital city bans single-use plastic bags World

Indonesia’s capital city bans single-use plastic bags

Jakarta began a new chapter in reducing plastic waste on July 1, when a gubernatorial regulation banning single-use plastic bags in traditional markets, modern supermarkets and minimarkets across the capital city of Indonesia took effect.
Thailand bans single-use plastic bags World

Thailand bans single-use plastic bags

Thailand began the year with a ban on single-use plastic bags at major stores, continuing a campaign launched by the government and retailers towards a complete ban in 2021 to reduce waste and debris discharged into the sea.
Thailand: TV stations join no single-use plastic bags campaign World

Thailand: TV stations join no single-use plastic bags campaign

The Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) of Thailand has signed an agreement with eight TV stations to discourage the availability of single-use plastic bags by censoring scenes showing the bags in programmes, while major shops and stores will officially discontinue offering these bags from January 1.
Thailand works to reduce marine garbage volume World

Thailand works to reduce marine garbage volume

Thailand’s ranking in production of the world’s marine garbage volume has improved due to a remarkable decrease in the amount of single-use plastic and foam containers, reported the National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT).
Environment awareness raised among youth Environment

Environment awareness raised among youth

A campaign to reduce plastic waste was launched in Huu Lung district, the northern mountainous province of Lang Son, on August 14 to raise awareness among youngsters about the damaging impact of the rubbish.
Ancient Hoi An city revives gentle manners in tourism Travel

Ancient Hoi An city revives gentle manners in tourism

The ancient city of Hoi An has launched a campaign to raise awareness of good-natured behaviour and hospitality among the community, promoting a friendly tourism environment to make the city the most popular destination in central Vietnam.