In Thailand, in 2021, the generated municipal waste was around 24.98 million tons. It has decreased by only 1% since 2020. Solid waste was sorted at the source and recycled in the amount of 8.61 million tons, an increase of 3% from the year 2020. It can be divided into 2 main categories, which are appropriated disposal at 9.68 million tons, which increased by 6% from 2020, and approximately 6.69 million tons of improper disposal, which was a decrease of 15% in 2020.
Even though municipal waste was decreasing last year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. On the other hand, the amount of people using food delivery was increasing resulting in single-use plastic increases like WFH period.
On June 22, 2022, CP ALL and partners from the CONNEXT ED project 2022 jointly signed an MOU with 10 partners on waste management and are ready to drive the school community across the country.
Solving waste problems in the past started with waste sorting, but past projects were unsuccessful even though there are bins for separating municipal waste in different places. It is because every type of municipal waste becomes contaminated in the end.
“CP ALL” plays a role in participating in the CONNEXT ED project, which is a waste sorting process started by students in schools. It shows that waste separation in Thailand can be carried out. After the implementation of the school, it must be expanded to various parts as well.
The students are separating the waste
CP ALL, who is the leader of the CONNEXT ED project, expands the success to Thap Sakae Kindergarten, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. CP ALL would like to educate students in schools on how to reduce and eliminate the use of plastic by separating waste at the source. Turn the organic waste into fertilizer and convert the waste into reusable material. Earn money back to school which can reduce the amount of waste from 15 tons/month to only 2 kilograms/month.
Ten partners signed an MOU with CP ALL
7-Eleven and 7-Delivery have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with 10 organizations in order to become the strongest Waste Management Network Party in Thailand as well as create a comprehensive waste management ecosystem from upstream to downstream. The parties are listed as follows:
- SCG Chemicals Public Company Limited (SCGC)
- SCG Packaging Public Company Limited (SCGP)
- Unilever Thai Trading Company Limited (Unilever)
- SIG Combibloc Thailand Ltd.
- Thai Beverage Can Company Limited
- Tetra Pak (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
- Ampol Food Group Co. Ltd (AMPOLFOOD Group)
- Wongpanit Suvarnabhumi Recycle Station Co., Ltd.
- Eco-Friendly Thai Company Limited
- Chakdaeng Temple
During the signing of the MOU
One of the organizations our customers is Eco-Friendly Thai Company Limited. DST has continued to supply Cup Stock as a raw material to Eco-Friendly since 2021. We are proud to be involved in supporting this organization that is aware of environmental conservation.
Now Eco-Friendly is gathering milk cartons from schools. Many schools can drop their milk cartons at 7-Eleven. Moreover, Eco-Friendly can purchase used UTH cartons, milk cartons, juice boxes, and other kinds of beverage boxes in order to recycle pulp.
Milk cartons from schools