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Being a sustainable traveler tips

20 tips for your sustainable trips; Picture Source: ERM-Siam Co., Ltd.   Punish the greenwashers – Do not be tempted to sheepishly buy the new spate of colorful guidebooks about places to see before you die (aka the ubiquitous “bucket lists”), places to see before they disappear, best adventures to be had in the world—you will never have the chance to experience them all before you physically leave this world anyway, and these guides promote the type of brash and... อ่านต่อ

Definition of Ecotourism

The definition of Ecotourism is a responsible travel to conserved natural and cultural areas, sustains the well-being of the local people, and interprets and shares knowledge between hosts and visitors. Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities and sustainable travel. This means that everyone whom involves with ecotourism should implement the principles of ecotourism, which are Minimize physical, social, behavioral and psychological impacts Build an awareness and respect to... อ่านต่อ

Waste and Municipal Solid Waste Management in Thailand

Municipal Solid waste (MSW) is the critical problem of Thailand. There is 26.77 million tons of MSW on 2013 but only 7.2 million tons were appropriate sanitary management and the rest is not operation in which can reusable only 5.1 million tons and causing the environmental, sanitation and health problems. Solid waste can divide into 4 categories which are Organic waste, Recyclable waste, Hazardous waste, and General waste. The different types of MSW are the different proper approaches of... อ่านต่อ

Waste management concept of other countries

Picture source: www.macalester.edu Zero waste management; this concept has the principle that “Waste is valuable and recyclable” which aims to minimize the waste and eliminate with the efficient technology. Many countries were implement this concept such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, Korea, the Philippines, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Holland, England, Ireland, Scotland, North scoreboard Namibia switch Uzbekistan, Brazil and some states in the United States Reused for... อ่านต่อ

Wasted food composting for organic fertilizer

Wasted food composting for organic fertilizer; Picture Source: http://www.diyhealthremedy.com/8-top-tips-to-reduce-food-wastage/   Fruits, vegetables, dairy products, grains, bread, unbleached paper napkins, coffee filters, eggshells, meats and newspaper can be composted. If it can be eaten or grown in a field or garden, it can be composted. Items that cannot be composted include plastics, grease, glass, and metals — including plastic utensils, condiment packages, plastic... อ่านต่อ

Food Wastage and Worm Composting

Food wastage; Picture Source: https://www.thinglink.com/scene/774797865535930369 Food loss: refers to a decrease in mass (dry matter quantity) or nutritional value (quality) of food that was originally intended for human consumption. These losses are mainly caused by inefficiencies in the food supply chains, such as poor infrastructure and logistics, lack of technology, insufficient skills, knowledge and management capacity of supply chain actors and lack of access to markets. In... อ่านต่อ

6R: reinvent/rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse/repair, recycle, replace/rebuy

6R: reinvent/rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse/repair, recycle, replace/rebuy; Picture Source: ERM-Siam Co., Ltd. Rethink/Reinvent: consider and question consumption habits To make a difference, people must make a conscious effort to do so. That begins by questioning our actions. We must ask ourselves, do we really need these things? Is there another use for this? Can this be recycled? (Green Triangle Blog, 2012). These are just some of the basic questions that we should consider every... อ่านต่อ

Sanitary Landfills as waste disposal

By Eric Guinther – English Wikipedia, user-contributed., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=161429   Generally, this term means a large piece of land away from living places where all the waste from a town is deposited. But there is more to landfills. Proper landfill management involves sorting out all the waste (waste separation), and sending only the waste that cannot be recycled and composted to the site. Proper landfills, are also lined at the... อ่านต่อ

Incineration method of waste management

Picture Source: ERM-Siam Co., Ltd. This simply means burning waste. This method is common in countries with limited landfill space. Incineration chambers can be small for domestic use, but there are large ones for municipal use as well. It is great for treating waste with contamination (like those from hospitals) and hazardous waste from factories, but the method produces too much carbon dioxide (see our air pollution lesson). Modern incineration processes are more efficient and... อ่านต่อ

Water Efficiency in Your Household

There are many ways to save water at your house Picture Source: ERM-Siam Co., Ltd. Bathroom—where over half of all water use inside a house takes place: Do not let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth. Take short showers instead of tub baths. Turn off the water while soaping or shampooing. If you must use a tub, close the drain before turning on the water and fill the tub only half full. Bathe small children together. Never use your toilet as a waste... อ่านต่อ

Water management

Water Management Water is essential for living and business development. Natural water includes raining, surface water and ground water. It is a natural product that we cannot increase or decrease production as we demand Water Governance Water resource is the fundamental resource to develop the country and essential to humanity living. However, the extension in agricultural, industrial, traveling and services includes the population increasing and variation of climate was resulted to the... อ่านต่อ

Car Sharing/Carpooling

Carpooling for GHG reduction; Picture Source: ERM-Siam Co., Ltd. Carpooling Carpooling (also car-sharing or ride-sharing) is the sharing of car journeys so that more than one person travels in a car.   There are several types of carpooling Designated Driver Carpool: this carpool generally has one driver and one or more passengers. The passengers may pay a daily, weekly or monthly fare based on expenses such as fuel, freeway or parking. Employer Carpool: some... อ่านต่อ

Public transportation

Tips for your public transportation; Picture Source: ERM-Siam Co., Ltd. Top Public Transportation Tips A (hu)man with a Plan If you’re not sure you can do the public transportation thing, start small with one a goal of taking public transportation at least one day a week until you figure out the system. Before you know it, you’ll be making friends and riding along with everyone else. Come Fly With Me Try to reduce the number of plane trips you take and try not to use a... อ่านต่อ

Public transportation

To accommodate the population movement and to meet increasing demands from a diverse group of constituents, government is re-examining current transportation systems to determine how to accommodate a growing and socioeconomically diverse population, while seeking to minimize environmental pollution and urban congestion. Within this context, sustainable transportation approaches, such as public transit and comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian networks, become a critical part of a city’s... อ่านต่อ

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Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is a way of managing and restraining the growth in energy consumption. Something is more energy efficient if it delivers more services for the same energy input, or the same services for less energy input. For example, when a compact florescent light (CFL) bulb uses less energy (one-third to one-fifth) than an incandescent bulb to produce the same amount of light, the CFL is considered to be more energy efficient (IEA). Energy Efficiency in homes Ways to save energy... อ่านต่อ

Renewable energy

Types of Renewable Energy; Picture Source: ERM-Siam Co., Ltd. Renewable Energy Renewable energy is energy that is derived from natural processes. Solar, wind, geothermal, hydro energy, bioenergy and ocean energy are sources of renewable energy. The role of renewables continues to increase in the electricity, heating and cooling and transport sectors. Bioenergy Bioenergy is energy derived from the conversion of biomass where biomass may be used directly as fuel, or processed into... อ่านต่อ

Sustainable materials

Some building materials might be considered “sustainable” by some definitions and under some conditions. For example, wood might be thought of as sustainable of it is grown using sustainable forest management, processed using sustainable energy delivered by sustainable transport, etc. Under different conditions, however, it might not be considered as sustainable. College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the University of Michigan, United States, has identified the characteristics of... อ่านต่อ

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