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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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    Paradise?

    Life, Published on 05/06/2018

    » Leaves sway, sand sparkles as the Sun shines brightly over the blue-green water. The 300m-long white beach of Maya Bay looks quiet and serene. It's a strange sight: Not a single visitor in sight, not a sign or noise from the long-tail or speedboats that usually dump hordes of tourists on the curved beach.

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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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    ANJA touts circular model to cut waste

    Business, Published on 04/10/2018

    » A waste-free future could be closer than we think, despite a modern economy built on waste in which the food industry is by far the biggest culprit.

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    The ecologist within

    Life, Published on 28/08/2018

    » The chain may seem long, before a plastic bag in your hands ends up in the belly of a whale off Songkhla coast or somewhere further. But for conservation scientist and environmental campaigner Petch Manopawitr, the link between our daily consumption and the state of the environment is so direct it cannot be overlooked.

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    Long road to a cleaner land

    Business, Published on 31/07/2018

    » Recent media reports about plastic waste and marine animals harmed by pollution have raised eyebrows, but this begs the question as to whether consumer awareness of plastic use is also being addressed by big businesses that provide products laden with plastic materials.

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    EA confident in sealing energy deal

    Business, Published on 09/07/2018

    » SET-listed renewable energy firm Energy Absolute (EA) says it can sign partnership deals with 4-5 major local oil companies to help finance its 100-billion-baht, 50-gigawatt-hour energy storage facility in Chachoengsao Industrial Estate by the end of this year.

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    Five importers of e-waste lose licences

    News, Published on 20/06/2018

    » The Industrial Works Department has suspended the licences of five importers of scrap electronics after they allegedly hired illegal factories to recycle more than 14,000 tonnes of the hazardous garbage.

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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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    Laying waste to Thailand's bounty

    Business, Published on 11/06/2018

    » The old Thai saying of nai nam mee pla, nai na mee khao (fish in the waters, rice in the fields), which hails the country's abundance of food and natural resources, is barely applicable to modern-day Thailand, as decades of industrialisation and improper e-waste management have risked turning the Land of Smiles into a dumping ground for hazardous materials.

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