EARTH Thailand


Chemical bill needs push

Bangkok Post 06 July 2022 

On Monday, an environmental conservation network submitted a letter to the House of Representatives to resubmit a "Pollutant Release and Transfer Register" (PRTR) bill after it was rejected last year by the cabinet.


Thai Health, Human Rights Commission, commemorate Ming Dih disaster – a painful lesson towards environmental rights

EARTH REPORT  05 July 2022

Thai Health Promotion Foundation and the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand held a commemorative seminar on the one-year anniversary of the Ming Dih factory fire in Samut Prakan. 


One year Ming Dih factory fire - time to for Thailand to have PRTR law

EARTH REPORT 05 July 2022

The image of deadly scarlet flame and dark plumes of smoke billowing in the sky, brings to mind the haunting smell of chemicals and plastic that continuously burned for two days in July 2021.


Groups kick off pollutant database bid

Bangkok Post 05 July 2022

10,000 signatures sought to back law

A civil society network yesterday kicked off a campaign calling for the enactment of a law to create a database management system to help monitor the release and transfer of chemicals or pollutants in the kingdom.


PRTR Law and Citizen Participation Needed to Solve Thailand’s Industrial Pollution

PRESS RELEASE 02 July 2022 

Bangkok/ Prague – EARTH Thailand [1], together with Arnika Association (Czech Republic) [2], call on the Thai parliament and government to accept the upcoming citizen’s draft of the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) act. 


Illegal dumping of industrial waste still not removed after 7 months

EARTH Report 30 June 2022

EARTH followed up on illegal damping at Tha Kradan, Chachoengsao – industrial waste still not removed after 7 months, liquid waste already infiltrated soi.


Unity needed to fight 'waste colonialism'

Bangkok Post 29 June 2022 | Punyathorn Jeungsmarn

In many areas countrywide, imported waste releases dangerous toxic chemicals, including Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) or "forever chemicals" -- so called because of their ability to remain in an environment and organisms for a long time.


Groups urge 2nd largest shipping company to stop shipping plastic waste

PRESS RELEASE 29 June 2022

Bangkok, Thailand – In conjunction with the 2022 UN Ocean Conference which kicked off yesterday with an interactive dialogue on addressing marine pollution, Ecological Alert and Recovery – Thailand (EARTH) joined groups from around the world calling for Danish shipping company A.P. Moller - Maersk to emulate CMA CGM and stop shipping plastic waste from rich countries to weaker economies.


EARTH calls for thorough investigation of Wax Garbage’s Fire

Pollution-Free EARTH 25 June 2022

“The recent fire at Wax Garbage’s recycling factory has raised many questions. The Minister of Industry had ordered officials to investigate the cause and impact of the fire, and to transport leftover chemicals to be properly disposed of within 15 days. But until now, there has been no explanation as to the cause of the fire. Meanwhile, suspicions are growing among the general public that this was a deliberate attempt to cheaply destroy large amount of industrial wastes that the company has to deal with”, said Penchom Saetang, director of EARTH.


Thailand Clean Air Network Calls on Government to “Listen to the Citizens”

EARTH Report 21 June 2022

Thailand Clean Air Network, allied civil society organizations, and near-hundred citizen, calls on government not to kill the #CleanAirAct

Near-hundred citizens led by Thailand Clean Air Network and its civil society allies gathered at the Thai parliament, where they submitted a letter calling on the government not to kill the “Draft Act on Comprehensive Management of Clean Air for Health B.E. …”.