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Pass on Values, Develop Products
and Build Networks for Sustainability

SCGC applies circular economy principles to business throughout the product lifecycle. Its method encompasses an end-to-end process that includes the design of plastic resin with low resource usage while still being effective, making the most of the value of plastics; service life extension, waste sorting at source upon expiry of use, and recycling for value addition. Additionally, this involved developing plastic recycling technology that utilized a chemical recycling method to transform post-consumer plastic into recycled feedstock to produce virgin plastic resin. SCGC is also eager to collaborate with the circular economy network from all industries to address concerns such as plastic waste, resource shortages, and global climate change. In 2021, SCGC received the Prime Minister's Industry Award in the category of Circular Economy.

SCGC Circular Economy Strategy

SCGC has integrated AQUEDUCT by WRI, water risk assessment, together with stakeholders and industrial sectors in order to define water management and plan as well as to streamline water consumption efficiency in production process. Key strategies include:

Raise stakeholder
awareness of the value of natural
resources to shift their mindset
and behaviors toward preserving
and maintaining the value of plastics.
Create and create solutions
to promote the circular economy business
by maximizing the value and
efficiency of products through innovation.
Collaborate with the circular economy
network to strengthen the network and explore new technologies to establish new businesses and sustainable growth across the value chain.

Expansion and Growth of Waste-free Community

Waste-free Community project in Map Ta Phut Municipality in Rayong encompassing the philosophy of home, temple, and school for proper waste management at source. The concept connects with the "community waste bank" powered by the "KoomKah" application to help provide integrated waste management, enhancing direct waste sales opportunities to recyclers and promoting resource circularity to new raw materials. By 2021, the collaboration will have expanded to 64 communities, two fisherman groups, nine temples, one hotel, and 11 schools. As a result, 13 community waste banks were established with over 3,513 KoomKah account members. Since the project's inception, 166 tons of recycled waste have been collected, with a total estimated value of 431,921 baht. The total amount of recycled waste was comparable to reducing 125 tons of CO2 emissions.

World-saving Milk Bags : Changing the Mindset of New Generation

A milk bag's 10-minute lifespan can be extended to a chair that can last for ten years. The "World-saving Milk Bag" project encouraged students to bring discarded milk bags to the recycling process to create recycled plastic goods such as chairs and plant pots, where they assisted in the collection, cutting, washing, and drying of milk bags. The Primary Educational Service Area Office served as a collection point for discarded milk bags from schools, as well as a data recording and management using the KoomKah application. SCGC would then connect the network and develop a management system for converting milk bags into plastic resin as recycled plastic goods. Each school would receive 5 points for every kilogram of milk bags collected for future recycled goods redemption. For example, one chair is worth 2,000 points, while a table set is worth 3,800 points. The project enrolled 1,300 schools in the central and eastern areas in 2021. By 2022, the project's larger implementation will be underway in other regions.

Plastic Sorting for the Better (Yak Dee Mee Tae Dai): Turn Post-Consumer Plastic into Products

A collaborative project between SCGC and Unilever Group promotes the establishment of a waste bank in Mueang Mai's Bang Bua Thong Municipality. The project's goal was to collect and sort post-consumer HDPE plastic packaging, including translucent and opaque HDPE packaging bottles and white HDPE packaging bottles such as milk bottles or washing liquid bottles, to manufacture high-quality post-consumer recycled resin (PCR). Meanwhile, multilayer packaging, such as fabric softener bags or snack bags, will be recovered and used as feedstock in petrochemical plants. These recyclable plastics will be utilized to make HDPE packaging bottles for Unilever, such as gallon bottles, fabric detergent bottles, and shampoo and conditioner bottles. Members of the waste bank can redeem one Unilever product for every kilogram of post-consumer plastic materials. In 2021, a total of XXX kilograms of used plastic were collected, and broader implementation in other communities is underway.

Recycled Melamine Innovation

Creating new businesses by developing innovative recycled melamine, SCGC partnered with Srithai Superware Public Company Limited to develop the "Basinity" product line for melamine wash-basin production. SCGC collaborated with Topthai Products Company Limited to develop the "Plant Me" product line, which produces melamine plant pots with 10-40% PCR and PIR (depending on the texture). All collaborations were intended to meet the demands of the expanding home decoration market.