Policy Recommendation for Thailand

SUP and Packaging Waste Prevention

  • Siddharth Prakash
    Senior Researcher / Head of Subdivision Circular Economy & Global Value Chains Sustainable Products & Material Flows
  • Saengro Srisawaskraisor
  • Oratha Pongruktham

The objective of this policy brief is to support the vision of the Bio-Circular- Green Economy Model (BCG Model) of Thailand. The main focus of this policy brief is on promoting the circularity of plastic materials through upstream measures, i.e., prevention, reuse, and design approaches for supporting better recycling in Thailand. Downstream measures related to waste management are only touched on briefly but would require separate research, and dedicated analysis of plastic material flow. The policy brief was prepared within the project “Collaborative Actions for Single-Use Plastic Prevention in South-East Asia (CAP SEA)”, with the support of the partner institutions in Thailand that contribute to the development and implementation of the BCG Action Plan.