Mrs Pornpinit Pattanasuwan, President of the Business and Professional Women’s Associations of Thailand (Phuket), met Phuket’s Governor Vichai Praisa-ngob yesterday (28 Dec 09) to discuss Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) management in Phuket.
Mrs Pornpinit said as Thailand has a fast and continuous technology growing, people are regularly trade up and upgrade their electrical appliances and electronic equipment and dump anything that is no longer use. So we have to handle with the accumulation of huge amounts of hi-tech waste nowadays.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment therefore together with the Business and Professional Women’s Associations of Thailand to run a campaign to create awareness and inspire action for a proper WEEE management.
According to WEEE Directive, WEEE includes large and small household electrical appliances (e.g. microwave oven, washing machine, refrigerator, vacuum cleaners, toaster, electric razor, iron) computers, mobile phones etc. which is classified as hazardous waste. The treatment for these special wastes require a determination whether it is a recyclable or non-recyclable waste. The non-recyclable wastes will be treated before they will be sent to landfill.