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 Public Health Act No. 3 B.E. 2560 (2017)View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This Act sets provisions for the local administrations to manage waste generated within their jurisdiction, to develop and issue ordinances and the regulations for collection, transportation, and disposal of the waste; and for anyone who is collecting, hauling, dumping or disposing of sewage or waste (including plastic bags) as a business or for reciprocal benefits without a license from the local official. The Ministry of Public Health is responsible for enforcing this Act.
There was insufficient evidence available to complete the evaluation framework at the time of the assessment. Some reports indicate that if implemented this policy could negatively impacted workers in the informal sector as Thailand’s 1992 Public Health Act makes informal waste collection illegal. Thus informal waste workers often perform their work in a precarious legal position and do get the recognition that they would otherwise despite playing a key role in reducing and managing plastic waste in Bangkok (Oestereich, Archer & Rado, 2022).
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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