Forum on “Exploring Ideas Towards the Cooperation on the Sustainable Management of Toxic Waste in the Eastern Region"
Sunday 30 August 2020 | 9.00 am to 1.30 pm at Ratcharoen Satthatham Temple, Grok Somboon Subdistrict, Si Mahapho District, Prachinburi Province
EnLaw Foundation in collaboration with the Ecological Alert and Recovery Thailand (EARTH) and the People’s Networks and Partnership on Monitoring the Waste Problems, have co-organized a forum on "Exploring Ideas Towards the Cooperation on the Sustainable Management of Toxic Waste in the Eastern Region” for discussing on the waste pollution problems in Thailand’s eastern region, and brainstorming ideas and solutions to prevent Thailand for becoming ‘the garbage bin of the world’. Moreover, the outputs and recommendations from the forum will be then submitted to the government and relevant agencies.
09.00-09.30 am: Registration
09.30-10.00 am: Screening news clips and documentary on waste crisis in the eastern region.
10.00-11.00 am: The Problems of Waste Management in 5 Eastern Provinces: Views from the Community Representatives
■ Overview and Mapping of the Factory Sites, Types 101, 105, 106 in Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Rayong, Prachinburi, and Sa Kaeo Provinces. By Ms. Supaporn Malailoi, EnLAW Foundation.
■ Presenting the Landscapes of Waste Management Problems in 5 Eastern Provinces.
■ The Legend of Bowin Garbage Battle: Problems Created by the Government and Industry and Ended by Communities in Chonburi Province.
■ What is in the Reservoir: The Repetitive ignorance of toxic waste management in Chachoengsao Province.
■ Decades of Waste Pollution Impacts Ignored by State Agencies and the Rising Up of the Community Self-Management in Rayong Province.
■ The Lessons from the Communities that Fighting Against an Industrial Waste Disposal Company in Prachinburi Province Despite of Facing a 50-Million-Baht Lawsuit.
■ The Turning Point of the Chimney-Free Industry to the Integrated Waste Management Industry: The Catastrophe that the Communities in Sa Kaeo Province Never Choose.
11.00 am – 1 pm: Overview on Policies, Laws, and Problems of Waste Management in Thailand
Resolution and Restrictions:
■ Policies and the Rising of Waste Management Business in Thailand.
By Ms. Penchom Saetang, Director of the Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH)
■ Lesson-learned from Unclear Policies and Mechanisms on Managing Domestic and Imported Wastes.
By Mr. Sonthi Kochawat, an environmental and health expert, Thai Environmental Academic Club.
■ The Problems of Environmental Pollution Management and the Risks of Waste Management Industry.
By Asst. Prof. Dr. Thanapol Penrat, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Naresuan University. (Presented Online)
■ Moderated by Dr. Somnuck Jongmeewasin, an environmental and health expert, and advisor for the People’s Networks and Partnership on Monitoring the Waste Problems.