UN Resident Coordinator in Thailand Visits Chonburi Province Dumpsite
“Realising Bio-Circular-Green Economy targets will require Waste Wise Cities tool as well as community-led solutions. We cannot depend on dumpsites and landfills forever. Up to 800 tons of mostly household waste end up at Laem Chabang waste management site every day, which was just 500 tons per day two years back. Unless we change the way, we consume or manage waste, our planet will be swamped!
The United Nations Thailand has renewed support to Laem Chabang Municipality, including step-by-step guide to assess waste flows and leakage hotspots for better waste management planning. Next is also to study amount of emissions arising from dumpsites/landfills”, says Ms. Gita Sabharwal, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand during her visit to the Laem Chabang Waste Management Site.
On May 18, 2022, UN-Habitat and UN country team organized a meeting with the Chonburi Deputy Governor Ms. Titilak and the provincial team to share the findings of the assessment on waste flows and leakage hotspot using Waste Wise Cities tool, which was conducted by UN- Habitat, under SEA circular project, led by UNEP and COBSEA.
Later after the meeting, the team visited the Laem Chabang dumpsite to observe the management of waste.