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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung is pleased to invite you to:
Media Dialogue 5:
Surge in Plastic Waste during COVID 19 and the Roadmap towards Sustainable Plastic Waste Management
Facebook Live from SEA-Junction | Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 10:00 – 12:30 (BKK Time)
Single-use plastic ban policy in Thailand has attracted public attention for the last few years. Its implementation started at the beginning of 2020 but many questions remain, for example: does this policy genuinely benefit the entire society? Could it potentially reframe waste management in the country or even completely change consumer behavior? Moreover, the plastic-free roadmap seems to face a new challenge now with the coronavirus pandemic that caused a drastic surge of plastic waste –not only from protective equipment but also from food delivery.
The news agency Bangkok Tribune, supported by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Thailand, is organizing an online conference to discuss the impact of the plastic ban as well as a roadmap regarding plastic waste management, especially after the coronavirus outbreak. This is in the hope that tomorrow’s society can achieve sustainability-oriented management and policies.
This conference is the fifth of a series of Media Dialogues on current Thai, regional, and global developments organized by the Bangkok Tribune and the KAS. It will take place on Wednesday, August 26 at 10:00 onward (Bangkok Time) at SEA-Junction, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC). Facebook Live from the venue will start at 10:25 and the conference will be conducted in Thai language.
To participate in the conference, please send an email to Thasuthida.email@example.com. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the conference either online or at the venue (in accordance with social distancing measures), and how to take part in the Q&A sessions with the panelists.
President of Thailand Environment Institute, formerly Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Director of Waste Minimization Subdivision, the Pollution Control Department
Dr. Sujitra Vassanadumrongdee
Manager, Chula Zero Waste, and Senior Researcher, the Environmental Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
Plastic Project Leader, Greenpeace Thailand
Dr. Petch Manopawitr
Co-Founder ReReef, former Deputy Director, IUCN SEAsia Group
We look forward to welcoming you to this event.