Thailand joins EU in bid to tackle marine litter

Thailand is joining hands with six other Asian countries to try and tackle the issue of marine pollution, amid increasing criticism about plastic use in the region.

Under a project called “Rethinking Plastics: Circular Economy Solutions to Marine Litter”, Thailand — along with China, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam — will be working together with the European Union (EU) and Germany to come up with a solution to the growing problem.

The project will be implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Expertise France (EF), with a budget of 10 million euros (about 333.2 million baht).

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Thana Boonlert