Chulalongkorn University is collaborating with Insee Ecocycle to convert non-recyclable waste into energy by encouraging professors, students and staff to get into the habit of recycling and disposing of waste on campus. Non-recyclable waste will be sent to Saraburi to be incinerated and co-processed in cement kilns. “This process will help the campus reduce waste by minimising the amount of waste sent to landfills, in accordance with the university policy of zero waste”, explained Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn, Ph.D., President of Chulalongkorn University, who presided over the opening ceremony of the collaboration between the two organisations.
The aim is to reduce non-recyclable waste and achieve a positive outcome from the disposal of these materials by helping the cement plant reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A unique waste sorting system has been set up at Chulalongkorn University under the concept of “Recycle Plus Energy Recovery”, or RECYCLE+ (Yellow recycle bins) has been placed round campus to encourage students, teachers and staff to discard plastic bottles, aluminum cans, dry plastic materials, empty packaging and paper. This waste will then be sorted and distributed, with the recyclable waste going to landfills and non-recyclable waste to Saraburi.
For more information regarding this project, go to:
Facebook: Chula Zero Waste or call 0-2218- 8217, Chula Zero Waste Project