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Waste This Way: Save the Earth the Right Way Support Waste Management for the First Time at the Chula-Thammasat Traditional Football Match
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The first Thalang’s running campaign that aims to reduce plastic waste. Stay tune for more information
GC is now honored to be Partner for Sustainability of ASEAN THAILAND 2019
GC is now honored to be Partner for Sustainability of ASEAN THAILAND 2019 [ 34th ASEAN Summit ] that held in June. GC also provides souvenirs which are made from recyclable plastic that Rayong community had been weaving.
The “Upcycling Plastic Waste” project
The Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand initiative brought together GC, the Ecoalf Foundation, and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) who teamed up to upcycle used PET bottles collected from the sea in Koh Samet, Rayong, transforming them into a chic collection of clothing and bags.
Today, GC has further advanced its research and development by initiating the “Upcycling Plastic Waste” project as a driving force in upcycling Polyethylene (PE) plastic, the most common plastic primarily used in packaging, such as plastic bags, which are unfortunately in abundance everywhere. The project is an important collaboration between GC’s department of Innovation and Research and Development, and Jarupatcha “Pook” Achavasmit, a material designer and professor at the Industrial Design department, Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut’s Institute Technology Ladkrabang. “Upcycling Plastic Waste” aims to add value to plastic waste, giving it a new life.
Additionally, to extend the partnership to include communities and allow residents to earn a supplementary income, GC conducted a training program to produce textiles and apparel from recycled plastics for the Charoen Pattana and Noen Samray 1 communities in Rayong province, with both becoming pilot communities with plans for an expansion in the near future. The project expects to promote environmental conservation and also build a social enterprise model that empowers communities to become more self-reliant.
Kao Khon La Kao Project
GC contributed waste reduction lifestyles in marathon event ‘ Kao Khon La Kao Project’. Upcycling plastic bottles collected from marathon event and turned into Medal Strap and T-Shirt.
Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand Project
Everybody knows about recycling. But how many people know about “Upcycling?”
Upcycling is the process of using creative ideas to transform waste or unwanted materials into new value-added products. Upcycling: Is in line with the concept of the Circular Economy. Emphasizes the efficient use of resources. Transforms waste into more valuable raw materials to make new products. Adds economic value while helping to solve environmental issues.
The “Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand” project was initiated to help solve the plastic waste problem in the seas around Thailand by collecting plastic waste for upcycling into new fashion items such as clothes, bags, and other fashion accessories, and changing the lifecycle of waste products by turning trash into treasure.
Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand relies on volunteers who collect plastic waste, including the waste found on both of Thailand’s coastlines and under the sea. The collected waste is separated into different types, such as polyethylene (PE) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET), before undergoing a transformation process.
PET plastics, such as bottles, are broken down into flake-size or smaller plastic pieces and then spun into fiber to be made into textiles used in a variety of fashion items.
PE plastics, such as plastic bags, are melted into reformed polymers that will be enhanced by a wide range of additives to produce other value-added products.
Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand is a pilot project to support the Circular Economy. It aims to help solve the problem of discarded plastic waste by reusing it through an innovative waste transformation process to make valuable raw materials, turning plastic waste into something new and useful.
You too can be part of this project by disposing plastic waste at the Upcycling the Oceans, Thailand waste collection locations. For more information and to learn about upcoming activities, please go to: Facebook.com/upcyclingtheoceansthailand and help free the seas around Thailand from plastic waste.
We want to preserve the beauty and sustainability of Thailand’s seas: Tourism Authority of Thailand, PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC) and ECOALF Foundation
GC continues to pioneer the concept of Circular Living
GC continues to support the concept of the Circular Economy through our plastic waste development projects, applying creative designs and innovations to transform used materials into value-added fashionable products. This sustainable approach positively reflects the company’s values and is something GC would like to emphasize on this special day, October 19, in celebration of the company’s anniversary.