On Thursday, March 2, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
The 14th National Health Assembly Resolution Driving Project Resolution 14.1 Strengthening Sustainable environmental health during the COVID-19 crisis: community infectious waste management and Environmentally Friendly Packaging Phase 1. Organize a public forum to hear Opinion on the development of guidelines for the use of environmentally friendly packaging at Grand Richmond Hotel, Nonthaburi to replace and reduce the use of single-use plastics.
which was honored by Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, Director of Thailand Environment Institute welcoming attendees, Ms. Sirikorn Kao Phuthai, Specialist, Office of Development and Implementation national public policy Representative from the Office of the National Health Commission (NHO) opening remarks by the Thai Environment Institute research team presents an overview of operations. The project includes survey results and interviews with entrepreneurs, consumers and agencies. Related to plastic management to analyze the operational potential and prepare a book of guidelines as addressed.
- -At the event, there was a discussion session to exchange ideas. “Environmentally friendly packaging.
alternatives to replace and reduce the use of single-use plastics” by Mr. Pralong Damrongthai, Representatives from the Foundation for Sustainable Resource Management, Ms. Suthisa Pornpermpoon, Office Director Waste and sewage management environment bureau Bangkok, Mr. Kongsak Bua, who is Plastic Industry Information and Research Director Institute of Plastics, Ms. Natthinee Netampai, Senior Consultant for Corporate Relations, Unilever Thai Trading Co., Ltd. and Dr. Pireeyut Wannapruek, an expert on environmental management for the project Honored to be the moderator of the discussion.
- The meeting gave opinions on the preparation of guidelines for the use of environmentally friendly packaging. On various issues, including
- The best eco-friendly packaging. is not to use packaging The importance of environmental friendliness should be given. Consistent with the hierarchy of waste management, which is to reduce, reuse, recycle. transformed into energy, including composting before final disposal.
- Marking on food and beverage containers and packaging will help achieve proper destination management. People may separate wet waste (organic) from dry waste (general + recyclable).
- Containers and packaging made from bioplastics are still limited. It must be communicated to the public to know correctly what kind of products can be used. and safety and health must be considered first.
- - The research team will use the recommendations to develop guidelines for the use of environmentally friendly packaging to promote awareness in the public sector. And make policy proposals to forward to government agencies that need to be used further.
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