Garbage becomes the most serious environmental problem

New Straits Times
20 March 2014

Garbage becomes the most serious environmental problem in Thailand due to improper disposal, especially industrial and infectious wastes, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

Director-General of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Pollution Control Department, Wichien Jungrungruang on Wednesday said that industrial wastes in Thailand now amount to as much as two million tonnes yearly, accounting for 77 per cent of all garbage in the country.
Wichien noted that improper disposal and illegal dumping, including that of industrial wastes, have continued and there are five Thai provinces with the highest amounts of accumulated garbage, including Songkhla, Samut Prakan, Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Surat Thani.
At present 20 million tonnes of garbage are left unattended nationwide daily.