Date of Release:
May 28 2014
THE INDUSTRIAL Works Department is planning to place household electrical and electronic devices under the Dangerous Materials Act.
The move is designed to tackle illegal scavenging of electronic waste, after reports from many areas of health and environmental threats from such activity.
Department chief Nattapol Nattasomboon said yesterday that many communities, especially in the Northeast, were improperly separating and disposing of electrical appliances and electronic gadgets.