Planning and Implementation of recycling and waste management programs
Recycling program for university waste
Recycle bins are found all over the campus. Plastic, aluminium and glass are separated at the point of disposal. Srinakharinwirot University (SWU) has introduced several campaigns to reduce the use of paper and plastic on campus, such as reduce use of plastic water bottles by providing free water distribution and reduce use of plastic bags by providing ALL freshman students with cloth bags. In addition, as an effort to reduce waste – from 9th August 2018, third party vendors (shops, restaurants and a hospital) were instructed to minimize handing out plastic bags and plastic food containers.
35% of the 1.8 million sq.m. of Ongkharak Campus is covered in vegetation with a further 7% covered in trees / forest. This results in a lot of organic waste, which is collected and treated to turn it into fertilizer. Recycle bins for inorganic waste are found all over the campus. They are well utilised. Plastic, aluminium and glass are spearated at the point of disposal. Additionally, there is an energetic campaign underway to encourage the entire population at SWU (Ongkharak Campus) to reduce the amount of waste each person produces. Similarly, toxic waste is separated at the point of disposal. This is facilitated by bins being placed at strategic locations around campus where toxic waste is likely to be produced.