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.
The mayor of Subdistrict Municipality Dongsing agreed to meet the demands of protesters opposing a controversial waste incinerator project in Roi Et Province’s Janghan District.
The Isaan Record02/02/2018
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.