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DMCR sets up clean-up booms to cut marine waste

Thailand currently has more than seven million tons of waste that has not been properly disposed of and has become a source of marine waste. The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) has therefore organized a project to set up clean-up booms at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River to reduce the amount of waste flowing into the sea. One of the pilot areas is Bang Nam Phueng subdistrict, Samut Prakarn province.

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Southeast Asia should ban imports of foreign trash

Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a plastic pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this week in Bangkok.
Read more at https://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2019/06/19/southeast-asia-should-ban-imports-of-foreign-trash/#PPriqtJTFMTmGLGe.99