Waste management capacity on the rise

The country’s capacity for industrial and toxic waste management will rise to 37.6 million tonnes this year, up from 25.8 million last year, as more treatment factories begin operatations, the Industry Ministry’s Department of Industrial Works predicts. The government’s plan to set up industrial waste management factories in 15 provinces is in line with its investment promotion, according to the five-year waste management plan for 2015-19, said deputy director-general Jullapong Thaveesri. “The Industry Ministry expects 37.6 million tonnes of waste to be processed appropriately, of which 2.8 million tonnes is expected to be toxic waste,” he said. Thailand currently processes the industrial waste of 68,261 companies. As more factories are built, the amount of waste will rise substantially.

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