Municipal solid waste management and recycling businesses in Thailand: current situation and future possibilities

In The Economics of Waste Management in East Asia
Chapter: 5
Book Chapter

This paper provides an overview of Thailand's national policy on municipal solid waste (MSW) management and recycling, which is aligned to the country's sufficiency economic policy and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle). It summarizes the current actual waste management and recycling scenario in the country, provides examples of local initiatives to promote recycling, estimates the potential economic value of recycling businesses and concludes with a discussion on the future of recycling businesses in Thailand.