As the PRTR pilot project in Rayong province has made significant progress, it has become necessary for the PRTR team to prepare for data disclosure and risk communication by raising public awareness on PRTR. Our recent awareness raising activities include creating a Thai nickname for PRTR and making PRTR polo shirts.
For the first activity, a new Thai nickname, "PRTR สารเคมีในสิ่งแวดล้อม สิ่งที่คุณควรรู้", or "chemicals in the environment – things that you should know" in English, will be introduced to Thai people as a most simple phrase explaining what PRTR is. This new nickname was carefully selected from a number of proposals through stakeholder consultation and a questionnaire survey.
For the second activity, PRTR polo shirts in vibrant green (below pictures) were prepared for distribution to those actively participating in PRTR risk communication seminars and other awareness raising campaigns. The PRTR polo shirts will be one of tools to promote awareness of PRTR among the general public.