Luke Duggleby

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Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Nationality: British
Biography: Luke Duggleby is an award-winning British freelance photographer who has been based in Bangkok, Thailand, for more than 15 years. Focusing on Asia, he has worked for some of the most globally respected media publications and NGO's producing... MORE
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Thai trash collectors threatened by continued waste imports in China Dialogue
luke duggleby
Jan 7, 2022
A story I researched, wrote and photographed is now up on the website China Dialogue. The story is about the collective bargaining power of Bangkok’s waste collectors, known as saleng, who have become strong allies to the environmental movement trying to pressure the Thai government to stop the important of foreign waste, particularly plastic.

I'd previously only ever looked at the issue of importing foreign waste from an environmental perspective. But after working on this story I realised the problem is much more far reaching.

You can read the full story here https://chinadialogue.net/en/cities/thai-saleng-trash-collectors-livelihoods-threatened-by-waste-imports/
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