The CIRCO Hub seminar highlights the concrete application of the circular economy and self-sufficiency

REUSE

Plan Creations, Deesawat Industries and Textile Gallery gave their opinion on the reuse of products according to their lifespan. For example, Plan Toy launched a toy rental service because the lifespan of toys is short, while a furniture company applied designs that use existing materials as much as possible.

REDUCE

Chewgreen explained how it changed the materials and designs it uses in packaging to help communicate the importance of environmental protection to consumers. Printing Solution also provided views on the use of product-friendly packaging materials, while Sivatel Hotel shared their back-to-basics idea of ​​reducing and utilizing food waste, starting from food design to increase the value of food waste.

RENEW & RECYCLE

Suez Services (Thailand) and Dairy Home Social Enterprise shared their views on how business operators should pay attention to the value chain. Dairy Home Social Enterprise has also shown ways to create value from production resources, such as using wastewater from dairy farms to treat algae to feed lichen before using it to feed jumbo prawns. of river.

Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, president of the Thai Environment Institute, who also chairs the subcommittee for conducting the bio-circular-green (BCG) model, said key projects and priority sectors are needed to boosting the circular economy in Thailand.

He added that Thailand also needs to develop circular economy solution platforms to increase innovation and technology efficiency, change rules and regulations that hinder development, and create a circular economy society.

“Most importantly, all sectors, including small and large businesses and organizations, need to cooperate globally, nationally and locally,” he said.

The Ministry of Commerce’s International Trade Promotion Department has a policy of helping Thai entrepreneurs who follow circular economy principles find international buyers.

The Thailand Institute of Packaging and Recycling Management for Sustainable Environment of the Federation of Thai Industries collects used packaging as part of its Packback project and promotes EPR laws in the country.

The Program Management Unit for Competitiveness, on the other hand, distributes funds to support research on the circular economy.

The Board of Investment encourages investment in companies operating within the framework of the circular economy and offers a tax holiday of five to eight years to companies that carry out research and development activities to reduce environmental impact.

This webinar is essential to provide knowledge and opportunities to all sectors in a circular economy context, encourage entrepreneurs and interested people to change their activities and promote integration between organizations in order to create new opportunities. businesses in accordance with the BCG model, resulting in the sustainable development of the country. .

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