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Phuket to launch 3R project on solid waste

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Chockchai Dejamornthan has announced that a project is to be launched in a bid to help resolve the island’s ever-growing solid waste problem.

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Friday 17 February 2017, 01:42PM


Gov Chockchai speaks at the meeting to announce the 3Rs project. Photo: PR Dept
Gov Chockchai speaks at the meeting to announce the 3Rs project. Photo: PR Dept

The project, entitled “3Rs” – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – was announced by Gov Chockchai at a meeting held at Royal Gems Pavilion yesterday afternoon (Feb 16).

Gov Chockchai said, “The problem of solid waste is becoming more serious and the government is trying to target this issue urgently.

In view of this we are going to launch a 3Rs project to try to reduce the amount of solid waste on the island,” he said.

Gov Chockchai gave no further details on what the 3Rs project would actually entail.

 

 

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Eagle | 19 February 2017 - 19:50:39

Kurt,you seem to be an expert for recycling.So i have a question for you:Is it possible to recycle all the garbage you posting all over here and to turn it into treasure?

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Kurt | 19 February 2017 - 16:40:43

Turn trash into treasure!
Encourage thai people to reuse, recycle and upcycle waste.

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Kurt | 18 February 2017 - 11:17:37

The Phuket Governor didn't release his mind on details.
He just touched a important problem we all long time are already aware of on Phuket.
But perhaps the Phuket Governor can 'order' shopping centers, 7-Elevens, 24 Hour shops to stop using plastic bags, and start using recycled paper bags instead?

It is a simple order, but with great Phuket environment improvement.
Next step is thinking about all that swerving Styrofoam stuff.
Work out a solution for that, Mr Governor.  Please?

Don't forget, it helps to keep the Phuket water drains clean and free of rubbish too!
A win-win situation For when next raining season starts. Less flooding.

Perhaps a study trip to Singapore or South Korea to see how they handle adequate and successful such environment matters? 

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Kurt | 18 February 2017 - 09:24:27

There are countries which are at their incinerator plants make fertilizer out of separated garbage.
They sell and ship it to African countries and China.
Do thai realize how much money they can make with selling/shipping 'garbage'?

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BenPendejo | 17 February 2017 - 15:29:46

Complete stooge that has no idea what he's talking about.  This 3R program is nothing new, and is used in more developed places where people learned 30 years ago not to throw trash out the car window.  The crisis is so urgent here, that what is needed is an immediate ban on plastic bags and styrofoam containers.  These idiots working at 7-11 shouldn't be putting a pack of cigarettes into a plastic bag, but I see it happening.  I bought a candy bar the other night, and the idiot tried to put it in a bag...just clueless.  There is nothing but opportunity here, since really nothing is being done, but without a change in mentality and awareness...ain't nothing changing.

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Kurt | 17 February 2017 - 14:45:11

Can the Phuket Governor confirm that all the incinerators are working at full capacity?
The total capacity is enough to handle the daily amount Phuket waste.
To start recycling is a wise initiative.
Start with separate bins for glass/tins/plastic/paper.
Bins with different color.

Stop/terminate the shops plastic bag culture on Phuket!
Give customers paper bags ( recycled paper!) or tell them to bring their own canvas shopping bag.
No more plastic bags.

It is ridiculous that you already get a plastic back when you buy toothpaste only..

But here we go again,.. the governor talks, but no further details.
So sickening how thai authorities always mind wise launch something ( bla bla) without a real launch.
Talking and ordering from arm chair in aircon office, fine.
And now, what is next?

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