Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thailand Draft Electronic Waste Law Open for Public Review

The Department of Pollution Control is proposing a new law to tackle Thailand’s growing amount of electronic waste, according to the Bangkok Post.

Through the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste Management (WEEE law) bill the DPC is hoping to implement hazardous waste management methods like waste separation and hazardous waste recycling centers.
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The new bill also proposes a hazardous waste tax on electronics manufacturers in addition to a “compulsory take-back scheme” requiring manufacturers to accept old products from consumers who buy new ones.

According to the Bangkok Post, Srisuwan Janya, an environmental activist, said that manufacturers forced to manage their waste could potentially try to “pass on the burden to consumers” by increasing the prices of electronic appliances.

The draft law is presently available to the public for evaluation and is projected to be reviewed by the Thai Parliament in February 2015, reports the Bangkok Post.

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