EARTH Thailand


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.


IPEN SEA visits Nampu, Ratchaburi Industrial Waste contamination site

EARTH REPORT 05 February 2022

NGOs from IPEN SEA or International Pollutants Elimination Network Southeast Asia visited the industrial waste contaminated site of Nampu subdistrict Ratchaburi province, Tas part of the learning visit program under the regional strategic meeting.


Towards a comprehensive and transparent global system for prevent chemical and waste pollution?

EARTH REPORT 04 February 2023

Key points from Science Policy Panel OEWG meeting in Bangkok 


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.


Muslim community opposes plans for a waste-to-energy plant

HaRDstories 17 January 2023

On 13 January 2023, the Pollution-Free EARTH, a pollution watchdog group in Thailand, reported on the first public hearing for a newly proposed waste-to-energy plant near a Muslim community in Tha Bun Mi, Koh Chan district, Chonburi.


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. 


After Victory in Court, Nong Phawa locals put up banner calling for Environmental Restoration

EARTH REPORT 22 December 2022

“Area Contaminated by Dangerous Chemical (Acid) – Gov Must Restore ASAP!” – cries a banner in front of Tiab Smanmit decimated rubber plantation, one of the areas in Nong Phawa village Moo 4, Bang But subdistrict, Ban Khai district, Rayong province, most affected by the recycling operations of Win Process company. Today, heavy metal can be found in Tiab’s plantation, which have lost more than 1,000 rubber trees since 2017.