• Wed, 17 Oct 2018 13:17
    Malaysia states to charge for plastic bags by 2021
    The federal government wants all states to begin imposing a pollution charge on plastic bags used in hypermarkets, chain stores and restaurants within three years from 2019.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:16
    Man, 26, thought to have to committed suicide, a suspect in murder of woman, 39
    A 26-year-old Thai man, who allegedly committed suicide by letting a train run over him on Saturday night in Prachuap Khiri Khan’s Cha-am district, was identified as a suspect in the murder of a 39-year-old Bangkok woman whose body, with multiple stab wounds in the neck, was found stuffed in a large plastic box in a house in Hua Hin district on Sunday, police said.
    Breaking News
  • Sun, 14 Oct 2018 17:45
    EU officials stumble on bamboo shark eggs during beach cleaning operation
    The ambassador of the European Union, Pirkka Tapiola, and 60 other EU staff took part in a beach cleaning activity on Koh Sak, Pattaya, last Friday and found two hatched eggs of gray bamboo shark on the beach filled with plastic debris.
    national
  • Sun, 14 Oct 2018 14:07
    Body of murdered Bangkok woman found in Hua Hin
    The dead body of a 39-year-old Bangkok woman with multiple stab wounds in the neck was found stuffed in a large plastic box in the toilet of a rented house in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province on Sunday.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:58
    Probe into woman's death at Bangkok plastic surgery clinic
    Police is investigating the death of a 72-year-old Thai woman who suffered a severe allergic reaction to anesthesia while undergoing an operation at a newly-opened plastic surgery clinic in Soi "Town in Town" 6 in Bangkok's Wang Thong Lang district on Thursday afternoon.
    national
  • Fri, 12 Oct 2018 01:00
    Brands ‘should be on the hook’ for their plastic waste
    BUSINESSES are being urged to take responsibility for their plastic packaging, after a major study found trash from major brands, including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Nestle, had littered beaches across the globe.
    national
  • Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:09
    ‘Some 50,000 foreigners visited Korea to get plastic surgeries’: report
    ​​​​​​​Some 50,000 foreign nationals visited South Korea last year to receive plastic surgeries and spent some 215 billion won ($189 million), a government report showed.
    Breaking News
  • Mon, 08 Oct 2018 10:40
    One injured in massive blaze at plastic pellet factory, chemical warehouse
    A man was injured in a fire that engulfed a plastic pellet factory before spreading to a nearby chemical warehouse early Monday morning, police said.
    Breaking News
  • Sat, 06 Oct 2018 01:00
    This is the end of plastic
    Technology struggles to keep pace as ecofashion becomes a catwalk reality
    fashion
  • Mon, 01 Oct 2018 15:55
    TPBI expands packaging portfolio with three foreign acquisitions
    Thai packaging firm TPBI has signed agreements to acquire two companies outright – UK-based Intelipac Paper Manufacturing (IPM) and Intelipac (ITP) – and a major stake in a third, Intelipac Australia (ITPA), in a move that will enhance its product portfolio to comprise both paper and reusable plastic packaging products.
    Corporate
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:45
    Tourist operators sign Phuket Pledge to phase out single-use plastics
    The “Phuket Pledge” is being embraced by leading regional hotels and tourist organisations as a forum aims for a province-wide commitment to eradicate single-use plastics in the industry.
    Economy
  • Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:00
    Initiative to create high-end textiles from plastic waste
    A THAI company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a petrochemical refiner to develop textile products using plastic waste, at a time when all eyes are on the harm plastics are doing to the planet. Saha Pathana Inter-Holding Plc (SPI) and PTT Global Chemical PLC (GC) aim to bring Thai textile products up to international standards, a media release said on Tuesday.
    Corporate
  • Fri, 21 Sep 2018 06:45
    Ban on plastic straws in KL, Putrajaya and Labuan from Jan 1, 2019
    Plastic straws will be banned in all the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan from Jan 1 next year.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:24
    Phuket launches plastic-busting initiative
    The Phuket Hotels Association and the US Embassy, through a Science Fellowship Programme, have partnered to tackle waste management challenges in Phuket with a goal to significantly reduce single-use plastics at Phuket’s hotels.
    Breaking News
  • Wed, 19 Sep 2018 06:48
    Microplastics may enter foodchain through mosquitoes
    Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said Wednesday, potentially uncovering a new way that the polluting particles could damage the environment.
    lifestyle
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