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Si Thep Locals Demand Justice to be Enacted Against Toxic Landfill

EARTH REPORT 20 February 2023

Si Thep locals are calling for government agencies to take actions after a landmark court case failed to end impacts from a polluting landfill 


All choked up on bad air

Bangkok Post 19 February 2023 | APINYA WIPATAYOTIN 

State agencies fighting smog are hamstrung by a lack of tougher laws 

''People have a right to live in a clean environment and this is guaranteed under the constitution,'' said Penchom Saetang, director of Ecological Alert and Recovery-Thailand (EARTH Thailand).


Thailand’s worsening PM2.5 problem is lost in the fog of politics

Thai PBS World 10 February  2023

Penchom Saetang, director of the Ecological Alert and Recovery-Thailand Foundation, supports the legislation to register polluters, believing it would give people knowledge of where PM2.5 emitters are located and enable authorities to properly assess the situation and prepare solutions.


NGOs Put Pressure on FDA Thailand to Act vs. Cosmetics Contaminated with Mercury

PRESS RELEASE  6 February 2023

Bangkok, Thailand/Quezon City Philippines. In an unprecedented move, public interest organizations working to reduce human exposure to harmful chemicals pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Thailand to take immediate action to stop the unlawful production and trade of cosmetics laden with mercury.


EARTH urges for sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution

EARTH Statement at the Science Policy Panel OEWG Meeting | 03 February 2023

"The work of the Science Policy Panel should reflect democratization of science that aims to protect local communities by ensuring public participation and community right-to-know."


Rayong still needs to be a “Pollution Control Zone” – says EARTH director

EARTH REPORT 01 February 2023

Penchom Saetang, director of Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH Thailand) said the plan to remove the eastern industrial province of Rayong from Thailand’s pollution control zone is premature ill-conceived and premature.


Contaminated duck eggs found near recycling plants in Thailand

Thai PBS World 27 January 2023

Electronic waste (e-waste) and its imports from abroad represent a big burden for the environment and human health. In Thailand, contaminated duck eggs found near recycling plants.


Sra Si Liam locals oppose Asia Metal’s EIA process – says first public hearing lacked transparency/ provided insufficient information

EARTH REPORT 09 January 2023

Citizens of Moo 10 village, Sra Si Liam subdistrict, Phanat Nikhom district, Chonburi province, eastern region of Thailand, spoke to oppose the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for Asia Metal PCL’s galvanization project, at its second public hearing.


Toxic reality of Thailand's BCG model

Bangkok Post 24 December 2022

One of Thailand's buzzwords of 2022 has been "BCG" -- the acronym used for the Bio-Circular-Green Economic Model. 

BCG has become one of the guiding principles of Thailand's national development, with roots leading back to the Thailand 4.0 policy conceptualised by the governments of General Prayut Chan-o-cha.