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The 2nd National Action Plan on Waste Management in Thailand

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

The National Environment Board approved* the 2nd National Action Plan on Waste Management (2022-2027) (hereinafter referred as “The 2nd Plan”) and assigned to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) to propose the 2nd Plan to the Cabinet.

The pollution Control Department under MONRE drafted the 2nd Plan to be used as the main waste management plan of the country after the National Solid Waste Management Master Plan (2016 - 2021) has ended.

The 2nd Plan has important goals as follows:

  1. 80% of Municipal Solid Waste will be properly managed, 36% by encouraging waste separation at households and recycling and

  2. To promote Waste to Energy which expects to reduce the amount of waste to be improperly disposed (e.g., open dumping, open burning) and landfilled

  3. To increase the use of recycle materials in production lines from recyclable waste e.g., plastic waste and paper, glass, aluminum packaging waste, from 74% – 100%

  4. To reduce food waste to 28% resulting in prevention of odor in landfill sites and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

  5. Not less than 50% of community hazardous waste will be properly managed.

  6. 100% of Infectious waste and hazardous industrial waste will be properly managed.

Remark: *The National Environment Board approved the 2nd Plan at the No.3/2565 (2022) meeting on August 3rd, 2022.


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