Crumbling under mountains of waste

Infectious waste is starting to pile up across the country as the Covid-19 pandemic continues — most notably in Bangkok and Nonthaburi, where the amount of waste is quickly exceeding the capacity of local incinerators.

Nevertheless, the Department of Health assured that it has a plan in place to deal with the growing amount of infectious waste during the pandemic. In addition to urging households to sort out their rubbish properly, the department said it is planning to contract industrial waste processing facilities to help with their disposal.

Mountains of red bags containing a plethora of infectious rubbish from hospitals and other Covid isolation facilities can be seen looming over the workers at Nonthaburi Provincial Administrative Organisation’s (PAO) waste processing facility in Sai Noi district.

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