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PDP Thailand - Sea Circular

By Darrel Moore

- Published on April 12, 2021 by Circular

 

One of the cornerstones of the SWAT’s Plastic Footprint Reduction Project is reducing the use of plastic and increasing recovery and recycling of plastic waste to support circular economy. It works with companies and organisations all over Thailand to help them to look at their current plastic footprints and to identify plastic hot spots where actions can bring about significant results.

‘Marine plastic pollution is a major global issue, and we need to take action urgently. We hope that these pioneering companies and organisations will go on to be ‘catalysts’ for further transformation in Thailand for years to come’ said Dr Chindarat Taylor, Chair of the Plastic Footprint Reduction Project, Vice President of SWAT and CIWM Fellow.

Pioneering plastics reduction

SWAT works with companies and organisations representing key sectors in Thailand: food & beverage, manufacturing plastic and packaging, hotels and hospitality, municipalities as well as universities and schools.

These companies and organizations include: S&P Syndicate Public Company Limited, SAPPE Public Company Limited, Cosmos Brewery (Thailand) Co., Ltd., TPBI Public Company Limited, The Sukosol Hotel, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Doi Kham Food Products Co., Ltd., SITEX Industry Corporation Co., Ltd., Wieng Theong Municipality, Mae Fah Luang University, Wat Soi Thong School and Mater Dei School.

Ocean Recovery Alliance, an environmental organisation based in the US and Hong Kong, is providing support and training in the methodology for measuring plastic footprints based on the world's first plastic footprinting methodology, the Plastic Disclosure Project (PDP).

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