Thailand Sets 2025 Target for Import Ban on Plastic Waste

The total ceiling limit for importing plastic scraps is currently around 373,000 metric tons annually.

Thailand’s Plastic Waste Conundrum

Despite the Thai government’s ban on four more types of single-use plastics in 2022, up to 250,000 tonnes of imported plastic waste from other nations continues to flow into the country annually through the international plastic waste trade.

SET welcomes plastic and silicone manufacturer “POLY”

POLY manufactures and distributes products related to rubber, plastic, silicone, and mold with one-stop services ranging from custom-made mold design, R&D for production formulas as well as mold according to various usages in the automotive industry

Thailand imposes a ban on single-use plastic in national parks

The importance of protecting this environment is paramount, and while plastic bags and other items offer convenience, they are harmful to the landscape and wildlife.

Net gains: Thai project turns fishing nets into virus protection gear

Thailand has one of the world’s largest fishing industries, but is also one of the top marine plastic polluters.

Disparity worsens ocean pollution

Most of the Thai marine waste is plastics led by plastic debris (12%), Styrofoam boxes (10%), food wrappers (8%), plastic bags (8%), glass bottles (7%), plastic bottles (7%), and straws (5%).

Southeast Asia remains a hot spot for plastic pollution

The use of plastics is deeply embedded in our daily lives, in everything from grocery bags and cutlery to water bottles and sandwich wrap. But the quest for convenience has gone too far and we are failing to use plastics efficiently, wasting valuable resources and harming the environment.