The member of the Kalasin public health committee said the move was part of proactive measures to prevent and mitigate the health and environment impacts from e-waste processing in the community and garbage accumulation at the Khok Sa-art Tambon Administrative Organisation (TAO)'s dumpsite.
He said the committee received help from Better World Green's project in removing the e-waste out of the dumpsite to a waste management plant in Sara Buri.
Khok Sa-art TAO president Wichit Mul-ek praised the private company's project and the government agencies' efforts to solve the possible long-term health and environment impact of e-waste burning at the site while also take into consideration the Khok Sa-art residents' necessity in performing this main occupation of e-waste processing. Wichit said he had already arranged for a backhoe to extract the e-waste before the removal.
He affirmed that the dumpsite's e-waste was leftover from the residents' activity in processing e-waste they brought from various sites in Thailand, not e-waste that was smuggled in from overseas like in other provinces.
Published : September 05, 2018
By : Jakkawan Rawiwan The Nation