Thailand Government Reviews Electronic Waste Management Bill

by Admin on December 16, 2014

Thailand’s Department of Pollution Control drafted a new law to address electronic waste dumping in public landfills and recycling of hazardous waste throughout the Kingdom, reports the Bangkok Post.

According to the Bangkok Post, the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste Management (WEEE law) bill includes “provision for a hazardous waste tax, recycling, and a compulsory take-back scheme where manufacturers have to take back old products when consumers turn up to buy new ones.”

Chaninat and Leeds’ Thailand company registration lawyers have assisted hundreds of businesses in Thailand.

The bill is out for comment from the public and is reportedly expected to be reviewed by the National Legislative Assembly in February 2015.

The DPC reported that last year 368,314 tons of waste from electric and electronic equipment was generated, up from 359,070 tons in 2012.

The WEEE draft law would make dumping electronic or electrical equipment in a public space illegal.

Read the full story here.

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