Pollution Control Department (PCD), Thailand, organized a public hearing for Draft Act on Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources on March 28, 2017.  There are two principles integrated in the draft act. First principle is to designate an organization for collection of excise tax from manufacturer, importer and seller of products, which generates waste. A part of income from excise tax collection will be sent to local government for waste management. Second principle is to provide a mean to control raw material and packaging of product that is manufactured or imported so that mostly degradable or recyclable material will be used or resulting in higher quality and longer lasting product.

This regulation was sent for cabinet approval on 2011 but at that time the parliament was dissolved thus the issue was sent back to Pollution Control Department for keeping. However, recently it was vastly modified for the current situation.

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