Thailand Tackles Electronic Waste with Draft Bill

by admin on December 16, 2014

A draft law aims to address Thailand’s growing problem of electronic waste dumping and the need for waste separation and recycling programs, reports the Bangkok Post.

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste Management (WEEE law) bill was drafted by the Department of Pollution Control and is open for public review and comment. It is expected to pass to the National Legislative Assembly for consideration in February 2015, according to the Bangkok Post.

The corporate attorneys at Chaninat and Leeds are experts on Thai company registration laws and corporate litigation in Thai courts.

The draft bill seeks to impose a hazardous waste tax on electronics manufacturers.

Additionally, implementation of modern waste management techniques are reportedly provided in the proposed bill through waste collection centers, waste-recycling plants, and a waste country-wide separating system.

“We are entering a new age of waste management, which requires cooperation from everyone,” DPC Chief Wichien Jungrungruang said, “If everything goes well with the plan, public health and the environment should improve, especially in many villages in the Isan region, which have fallen to poor management.”

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Bangkok Post – Tackling electronic waste menace

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