New Island Ban in Thailand


New Island Ban in Thailand

By Kim, Sanguk
August 2021, NO.28

Hi, How are you?

Today we would like to update you on a New Island Ban in Thailand.

Sunscreens that contain chemicals damaging corals such as Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor or Butylparaben have been banned by the Thailand government from all of its marine parks.

Anyone found using sunscreen that contains the chemicals can be fined 100,000 baht. It is unclear, however, how the rule will be enforced by authorities.

There are similar bans in other tourist destinations including the Pacific island of Palau and the US state of Hawaii, and thus the demand for the mineral-based sunscreens containing Zinc Oxide and Titanium dioxide is expected to grow.

More details can be found in the link below.

<Relevant News>
– Thailand bans coral-damaging sunscreens in marine parks_BBC NEWS 2021.08.04

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