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    Toward zero waste

    Life, Published on 08/01/2019

    » Sustainable development has become paramount in various domains, including the beauty and personal-care industry, whose companies must shift to a whole new paradigm and consider every aspect of the supply chain in pursuing zero waste and sustainability.

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    French duo convert plastic waste into petrol, diesel

    Business, Published on 20/12/2018

    » PUGET-THENIERS, France: A French actor and a self-taught inventor have designed a low-tech machine that converts plastic waste into diesel and petrol, which they say could help fight pollution and provide fuel for remote communities in developing countries.

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    Be the change

    Life, Nanticha Ocharoenchai, Published on 30/10/2018

    » It's been almost 18 years since David Yeung became vegetarian. When the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report was published in 2006, he described it as a "shocker and eye-opener", and when the updated IPCC report came out earlier this month stating that eating less meat has a direct impact on controlling climate change, his belief was reaffirmed.

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    Parks, fast cars a bad mix

    News, Editorial, Published on 26/10/2018

    » Kaeng Krachan National Park, a proposed Unesco world heritage site, is no stranger to controversy.

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    Loved to death

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/10/2018

    » In March, Thai authorities ordered the temporary closure of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Leh Island for the first time since 1999 to halt the environmental damage caused by too many tourists. A month later the Philippine island of Boracay, one of the world's most famous beach destinations, was closed for the same reason.

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    Creating the virtuous circle

    Business, Published on 15/10/2018

    » While a growing population and robust economic growth rate are desired by many, the consequences of such drastic developments can take a toll on society and the environment, as seen through rising pollution, rampant poverty and resource scarcity.

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    Toward a plastics free world

    Life, Published on 04/09/2018

    » When a dry leaf sheath of a betel palm falls to the ground, it is hard, tough and worthless.

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    The time to combat plastic is now

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 02/07/2018

    » It comes as no surprise that Thailand is among five Asian countries -- together with China, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines -- that are responsible for more than half of the 8 million tonnes of plastic waste dumped into the world's oceans every year, according to a 2015 Ocean Conservancy Report. The people of Thailand use over 70 billion plastic bags a year.

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    Environmental tax could cut e-waste

    Business, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 28/06/2018

    » The Finance Ministry has floated the idea of imposing an environmental tax in a bid to reduce electronic waste.

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    Who's left holding the bag?

    Business, Published on 18/06/2018

    » From a mouth-watering serving of <i>som tam</i> to a simple can of Coke, plastic bags have earned a reputation as the primary container for food and other goods among Thais. Either consciously or unconsciously, plastic has become a decades-long addiction with complete disregard to the environment, as these bags are ubiquitous nationwide.

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