Policy Brief: Developing a Policy Framework for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for Packaging Waste in Thailand

Year of Publication

2022

This policy brief summarizes key findings regarding the current situation of packaging waste management and the policy proposal based on the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR).

Source:

Pollution Control Department, Thailand

Author(s):

Sujitra Vassanadumrongdee, Panate Manomaivibool

Geography:

Thailand

Type:

Strategy, Primary Data, Measurement (System/Market/Tool)

Purpose of Measurement:

Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential

Impact theme(s):

Policy

This policy brief summarizes key findings regarding the current situation of packaging waste management and the policy proposal based on the concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). The findings are based on interviews with 30 stakeholder respondents in the plastic value chain conducted between July and October 2021. Stakeholder groups that were interviewed include plastic resin producers, packaging producers, brand owners, retailers, local government organisations, waste collectors, including small waste buyers, so-called ‘Salengs,’ and junk shops and recyclers.