misleading study

Phuket waste management: Adding to the heap

Date of Release: 
Apr 8 2014

Citing a misleading if not incomplete study by the Department of Pollution Control (DPC), the reports (here for example) confusingly identified Phuket, along with Bangkok and Nonthaburi, as provinces with the least amount of accumulated rubbish.

Firstly, The Phuket News notes that Bangkok is not a province – it is the capital of Thailand and officially classified as a special administrative area.

Secondly, we obtained the raw data from the DPC and found that the study failed to collect any data for Phuket, Bangkok and Nonthaburi, although it did have data for 74 other provinces.

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