At Thailand’s largest electronic waste dump, the trade in discarded appliances and gadgetry is profiting some at the expense of the surrounding communities’ health and environment.
An expert view on how to solve local communities’ waste management crisis by creating incentives for recycling.
The Isaan Record07/07/2019
The livelihood of a longstanding scavenger community in Khon Kaen is threatened by an incinerator factory. Meet two of the last remaining scavengers.
The Isaan Record12/03/2018
Thailand’s impending garbage crisis is putting a strain on communities in the Northeast as municipalities are rushing to modernize their waste management systems, often with unwanted consequences for local residents.
The Isaan Record01/19/2017
Khon Kaen’s informal system for waste management and recycling is reaching a tipping point. Now, the municipality is working to reform waste management but this raises new questions for long-standing scavenger communities.