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260,000 tonnes of electronic and plastic trash imported in 5 months

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260,000 tonnes of electronic and plastic trash imported in 5 months 

 

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About 260,000 tonnes of trash, including 52,200 tonnes of electronic trash, were imported into Thailand during the January-May period this year compared to 116,000 tonnes imported for the whole of last year, said Customs Department spokesman Mr Chaiyuth Khamkhun.

 

He attributed the substantial increase of imported wastes, especially from China, to the Chinese government’s ban on the importation of electronic trash and plastic trash for recycling.

 

In anticipation of the rising trend of electronic trash and plastic trash to be imported from China and Hong Kong, Mr Chaiyuth said that a joint working group of the Customs and Industrial Works departments had decided to adopt six  measures under the Basel Convention to control import of the two types of trash especially from China, which include the requirement that all containers of imported trash be X-rayed instead of random check as was the case in the past.

 

Full Story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/260000-tonnes-electronic-plastic-trash-imported-5-months/

 
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that kind of import should be stopped immidiately and those responsible should be punished, not only stripped of their ill gotten money.

If this is not a reason to use Prayuths §44 - then what is?

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Another nice little earner for someone and the publicity will likely mean a distribution of brown envelopes required to keep it going. 

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Thailand Electronic and Plastic Trash Hub

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Worked in the logistics and transport sector here previously.  Lots of envelope passing in customs clearance for all kinds of goods.  That was many years ago though.

 

Ever since that bust on the illegal recycling plant, there has been growing awareness to this issue, which is a start.

 

I am well aware of problems created by trash locally, but it never crossed my mind that trash importing is big business here.

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Much of this is Customs fault....the balance of fault is with the people that allow Chinese business people to continue a dangerous practice.

The government is a useless enterprise and managed disgracefully.

 

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9 hours ago, YTP said:

Worked in the logistics and transport sector here previously.  Lots of envelope passing in customs clearance for all kinds of goods.  That was many years ago though.

 

Ever since that bust on the illegal recycling plant, there has been growing awareness to this issue, which is a start.

 

I am well aware of problems created by trash locally, but it never crossed my mind that trash importing is big business here.

I think they extract a lot of gold from some of the electronics. CPU pins etc The plastics I hope will end up in floor boards or whatever.  This could be a wonderful thing.  But, I know,  not likely. 

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1 hour ago, Juan B Tong said:

Electric products in, e-trash out?

 

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260,000 tonnes of electronic and plastic trash imported in 5 months 

 

Am I the only one who doesn't believe this number ? 260.000 tons ? Super unlikely !

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