When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Thailand Notification of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Projects, Undertakings, or Operations Which May Seriously Impact Natural Resources, Environmental Quality, Health, Sanitation, Life Quality of People in a Community that are Required to Provide an Environmental Impact Assessment Report and Rules, Procedure, and Conditions in Providing an Environmental Impact Assessment ReportView the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This Act mandates EIAs for upstream and intermediate (midstream) petrochemical industry, central waste treatment plants or factories burying garbage except for burning in cement kilns using hazardous waste as raw material substitute or fuel, and for ports loading and unloading hazardous materials or waste. Its enforcement falls under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
There was insufficient evidence available to complete the evaluation framework at the time of the assessment, although there have been some studies about the environmental impacts in terms of global warming, fossil depletion, water depletion, land occupation, acidification, eutrophication, and toxicity for single-use carrier (shopping) bags produced from conventional plastic and bioplastic (Rattana, & Gheewala, 2019). The main findings of the study by Rattana & Cheewala., (2019) revealed that petroleum plastic bags performed better than bioplastic bags in all categories and were quite similar in term of fossil depletion impact (Rattana, & Gheewala, 2019).
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Through an analytical framework, we've reviewed over 100 plastic policies. These reviews determine the effectiveness of policies in reducing plastic pollution and we offer recommendations in light of this evidence, to enhance future policy making. You can find out more about our methods on our methods page.Methods