3Rs Policy and plastic waste management in Thailand

  title={3Rs Policy and plastic waste management in Thailand},
  author={Natthapong Wichai-utcha and Orathai Chavalparit},
  journal={Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management},
Plastic has become an important and integral part of society throughout the world due to its various applications, such as packaging, agriculture, automobile parts, electronic applications and medical devices. The plastic fabrication process can be modified to form various shapes, colors and specifications according to customer needs. Consequently, the amount of plastic waste is increasing due to the increase in plastic consumption because of the increasing population. Moreover, the problem of… 
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