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SUSTAINABILITY - Dec, 15 2020

Climate Emergency: A Mounting Crisis that can Only Be Solved through a Concerted Effort

Although it has been a topic of debate for decades, only recently has climate change increased in intensity and inched closer towards us to the point that all sectors are prompted to join forces and tackle this issue. In fact, the term “climate emergency” has also been coined to remind everyone, from governments and private…

SUSTAINABILITY - Dec, 15 2020

The Never-ending Mission of “The Sea Saver”

For more than 20 years, Chemicals Business, SCG has carried on its mission to protect Thai seas through various projects and collaborative efforts, taking on the role of The Sea Saver to highlight the significance of the protection and restoration of the ocean in parallel with eco-conscious business operations. Focusing on solving problems at…

SUSTAINABILITY - Nov, 20 2020

From Hemodialysate Gallons to Recycled Flower Pots: A Collaboration between SCG and BDMS

The secret to a successful circular economy is collaboration – a joint effort where organizations brainstorm, exchange knowledge and expertise, and develop innovation together to address problems. That precisely captures the relationship between Chemicals Business, SCG, and Thailand’s leading healthcare network Bangkok Dusit Medical Services (BDMS), which have joined hands to develop better medical…

SUSTAINABILITY - Nov, 19 2020

Rayong Model: Collaboration for Sustainable Waste Management

SCG has always placed great emphasis on sustainable development in its business, and in recent years, the circular economy has emerged as a model that can help foster economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Therefore, this concept has been applied to SCG’s business operations and used as the basis for SCG Circular Way, which promotes resource…

SUSTAINABILITY - Nov, 19 2020

Recycled Plastic Chairs from Milk Pouches: Promoting Resource Efficiency among Thai Youths

All Around Plastics has previously introduced the Waste-free Community Project, which seeks to cultivate the habit of using all resources to the greatest advantage, sorting waste to facilitate recycling, and converting scrap materials into something useful, which is a hallmark of the circular economy, as well as solve waste problems sustainably through the collaboration of…

SUSTAINABILITY - Nov, 19 2020

How Mabchan Community Combats Drought: A Lesson in Sustainable Water Management for Local Communities

Drought is a serious issue for an agricultural country like Thailand, which was hit by the worst dry spell in 20 years at the turn of 2019 and 2020. In this issue of All Around Plastics, we will take you to Baan Mabchan Community in Klaeng District in the province of Rayong, whose successful and…

SUSTAINABILITY - Nov, 19 2020

‘Magic Hands X Won by PPP Plastics’: Let’s Join Hands and Create a Closed-loop System for Plastic Films

Spurred by heightened public awareness of environmental problems, a large number of Thai people are beginning to sort waste in their homes, schools, and workplace in order to make the recovery and recycling of useful materials truly possible. However, the efforts of the general public alone may not gather sufficient force to effect long-term change.…

SUSTAINABILITY VDO - Mar, 17 2020

“KoomKah” – Innovation that makes waste management easier for everyone

In the previous issue, we featured the “Waste-Free Community” Project, where everyone in the community, from residents, temples, schools, waste banks, and the municipal office, worked together to sort waste at source. For this issue, we are featuring KoomKah, a mobile application that helps waste banks systematically and conveniently organize their data and makes waste…

SUSTAINABILITY VDO - Mar, 16 2020

Livelihood development project for disabled farmers: Transforming arid land into a tech-driven banana plantation

The “Growing Banana Plants with SCG” Project began in Nikhom Phatthana sub-district in Rayong, on a land so arid that even weeds could not grow but has now been transformed into a banana plantation that bears fruits and brings hope to the locals, thanks to the concerted efforts of the local residents with disabilities who…

SUSTAINABILITY - Feb, 3 2020

Let’s join hands to build Waste-free Communities

At present, it is heartening to see that in our daily lives, we have opened up a dialogue and are now collaboratively seeking solutions to environmental problems. This is especially true for the issue of waste, which has exerted tremendous impact on not only humans and animals but also the world as a whole and…

SUSTAINABILITY VDO - Jan, 21 2020

STARBOARD’s journey towards sustainability

Sustainable development is not only a mindset that can be cultivated in everyone but also a practice that can be applied to all kinds of business. It is also a journey that any company can take as long as it is truly committed to pursuing fresh ideas and innovations, leading by example, inspiring others, and…

SUSTAINABILITY - Jan, 17 2020

Looking at trends in materials through the eyes of a world-class designer at K 2019

Touted as the world’s largest plastic and rubber fair in Germany, K 2019 showcased innovations in polymers, cutting-edge plastic manufacturing technology, and various inventions designed in support of the circular economy – a major idea that has grabbed the attention of the entire world and resulted in collaborative networks and new approaches to product and…

SUSTAINABILITY VDO - Jan, 16 2020

“Innovative Solutions to Marine Debris”: Collaboration for a Sustainable World

According to a 2018 report, Thailand was ranked among the top countries with poor waste management that released the largest amount of plastic waste into the ocean. With 80% of marine debris coming from our daily activities on land, it is clear that inefficient waste management should be our main concern. These plastics not only…

SUSTAINABILITY - Jan, 9 2020

Innovative fibers from pineapple leaves and plastic waste – From waste and unused resources to unique local products

For the Saenyai Weaving Group, a textile community enterprise in Pluak Daeng District, Rayong, it all began when they made monk robes for an annual ceremony in 2013. Since then, they have succeeded in producing fabrics from fibers made from pineapple leaves, which are leftover resources from the agricultural sector, and are now developing new…

SUSTAINABILITY - Oct, 5 2019

SD Symposium 10 Years: Collaboration for Action The Power to Drive Circular Economy

With a firm conviction that collaboration and public engagement hold the key to effecting real changes, SCG has held SD Symposium 10 Years: Circular Economy – Collaboration for Action in collaboration with over 45 partners to foster collaboration among government agencies and private organizations and bring about a true circular economy in Thailand, which will…

SUSTAINABILITY - Oct, 5 2019

Bang Sue Model – an internal waste management project at SCG and a key to drive circular economy.

Sustainable development has been what all organizations strive for in their business conduct, and even more so in the current age and time, when the world has finally recognized that it can no longer afford to ignore environmental issues. In response, the circular economy has been proposed as a way to achieve efficient resource management.…

SUSTAINABILITY - Sep, 27 2019

Commemorate His Majesty the King – Carrying on the Philosophy of Social Responsibility

Because sustainability is a goal for the modern world, taking responsibility for society and the environment is an important endeavor which we must undertake together, not only for the benefit of the world we live in but also to pass on a legacy of love and care to future generations. This is a core philosophy…

SUSTAINABILITY - Aug, 28 2019

SCG Collaborates with Partners on the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) to Promote Sustainable Plastic Waste Management

Chemicals Business, SCG, Collaborates with Partners on the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, the First Southeast Asia Outreach Event to Promote Sustainable Plastic Waste Management with the Focus On Marine Debris Chemicals Business, SCG in collaboration with Dow and SUEZ held the first Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) forum in…

SUSTAINABILITY - Jun, 4 2019

THE LIFESAVER™: Passing on safety practices to communities

Safety is a basic concern in our daily life. Because it takes only a slip, either resulting from force of habit or negligence, for accidents to happen, The LifesaverTM project has been initiated to raise safety awareness not just at workplace but also in daily life. The initiative has been a roaring success thanks to…

SUSTAINABILITY VDO - May, 27 2019

“Thailand’s first reinvented toilet,” an innovation for sustainable public sanitation

 “Thailand’s first reinvented toilet,” an innovation for sustainable public sanitation, piloted in Khlong Phlabphla Community, Rama IX. Chemicals Business, SCG has unveiled SCG Reinvented Toilet, Thailand’s first toilet with an integrated waste treatment system that can disinfect waste and separate liquids and solids with a 100% efficiency. The self-contained toilet helps ensure…

SUSTAINABILITY - May, 22 2019

Circular Economy – Circularity for harmonious co-existence

Without efficient waste management, any countries can easily find themselves in a trash crisis, regardless of how developed they are. This is because the amount of waste from households, hospitals, factories, agricultural activity, and technological development has been rising steadily and is expected to swell from 2.01 billion tons in 2016 to to 3.4 billion…

SUSTAINABILITY - Jan, 4 2019

Baan Phet Chili Paste: Money-Making Recipe

Some consider it a condiment; others call it a side dish. Either way, chili paste is an undeniable staple in Thai pantries. Through a series of product development stages, Baan Phet Chili Paste has been elevated into a commercial product that has not only earned loyal customers in Thailand and the neighboring countries but…

SUSTAINABILITY - Dec, 11 2018

Circular Economy: Balancing Business, Quality of Life, and the Future of the World

A circular economy has recently become a subject of interest in many countries across the world. To spark a circular economy movement in organizations across the governmental, private, and public sectors in Thailand, SCG held the SD Symposium in mid-2018 under the concept “Circular Economy: The Future We Create.” A circular economy is…

SUSTAINABILITY VDO - Nov, 5 2018

CIRCULAR ECONOMY Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and an Economic System for Sustainability  

While the term “circular economy” might be unfamiliar to many Thais, we are already exposed to the concept through a constellation of ongoing eco-friendly initiatives, such as waste sorting and waste reduction campaign, undertaken by both the government and the civil sector to foster an effective and accessible economic system for sustainability. All…

SUSTAINABILITY VDO - Oct, 21 2018

SCG Fish Homes: A Cradle of Life

Black PE100 pipes of different sizes were gradually carried to the beach. In the heat of the afternoon sun, volunteers, fishermen, and our staff fastened these pipes together with screws, slowly transforming them into triangle-shaped creations. What they were creating were SCG Fish Homes – an innovation that provides a sanctuary for marine life. In…

SUSTAINABILITY - Oct, 19 2018

Circular Economy Part 2 – Businesses and industries that are making a difference

In Circular Economy – New business opportunities for sustainability (click here to read), we discuss the background, rationale, meaning, and creation of a circular economy. In this article, we’ll have a look at businesses that are driving a shift towards this new economic model across different industries, be it automotive products, consumer goods, electrical appliances,…

SUSTAINABILITY - Jul, 17 2018

Tan Batik: A Burgeoning Seawater-dyed Batik Community Enterprise

Ethnic fashion is trending and Thailand’s local products have captured the attention of some of the world’s biggest brands. This is a time for the local craftworks to shine. Community enterprises have the potential to empower communities and revitalize their cultural heritage. Rayong is home to one such project – “Tan Batik Community…

SUSTAINABILITY - Jun, 17 2018

Circular Economy – New business opportunities for sustainability

If we take a close look at nature, we’ll notice that its systems are waste-free. Food chains that we were taught about in school, for instance, form a cycle where one organism always benefits another in some way. For example, deer consume plants, and tigers then prey on deer. When tigers die, they become food…

SUSTAINABILITY - May, 18 2018

“From the Mountains … to the Sea” Adopting the King’s Philosophy for Sustainable Water Management

Aimed at encouraging communities to implement appropriate water management as well as fostering participation and self-reliance, “From the Mountains to the Sea” Water Conservation Project by SCG has adopted His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s water management approaches as guidance in creating water management models tailored to each location. By creating an accurate understanding of water…

SUSTAINABILITY - Apr, 11 2018

When I Volunteered to Build Fish Homes by SCG Chemicals

I am one of those people who love going to the beach, especially those in the east not too far away from Bangkok. Just a couple of hours’ drive, and you’ll see the glittering sea and rolling waves against the clear blue sky. For my friends and I, one of our favorite destinations…

SUSTAINABILITY - Apr, 11 2018

Ban Mabchan Ecological Learning Center: Model of Water and Forest Conservation and Sustainable Community

Ban Mabchan Ecological Learning Center: Model of Water and Forest Conservation and Sustainable Community Over ten years ago, the areas around Khao Yai Da in Rayong were parched and arid, often plagued with wildfires in dry spells. There was no reprieve when the rainy season came either; not only did…

SUSTAINABILITY - Apr, 9 2018

Industrial Ecology: Model of industrial estate development for sustainability

Industrial estates are of great significance because they provide areas for large factories, which are key drivers of the national economy. As a result, the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) has applied the concept of industrial ecology to these zones to create cooperative networks between manufacturing plants and communities in the vicinity so as…

SUSTAINABILITY - Sep, 30 2017

The Journey: Continuing HM the King’s Check Dam Construction Initiative across Thailand

Life is a requisite for life. Therefore, SCG has organized “The Journey: Continuing HM the King’s check dam construction initiative across Thailand” as part of the “SCG Conserving Water for Tomorrow” Project to continue the water conservation and management initiatives of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The project was divided into two phases. The first…

SUSTAINABILITY - Sep, 30 2017

Decode Sufficiency Economy for Sustainable Business Growth

The philosophy of “Sufficiency Economy” of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is widely recognized not only by Thais but also internationally for its profundity and the sustainable growth that it can create when applied either to life or business. Rather than “satiety” or “stagnation,” the word “sufficiency” refers to “the development…

SUSTAINABILITY - Jun, 30 2017

SCG – School Partner Project – Transform Thailand’s Education to create talented and virtuous youths

Compliance with SCG’s Philosophy; Belief In the Value of the Individual and Concern on Social Responsibility. SCG joined the Pracharat Project: E5 Group (Human Capital Development) and as one of the 12 leading private companies, established CONNEXT ED to jointly set up School Partner Program to help E5 Group transform education, mainly focusing on municipal…

SUSTAINABILITY - Mar, 30 2017

Thais Unite to Construct 70,000 Check Dams to Carry on His Majesty’s Water Conservation Initiatives

“… The priority is to ensure sufficient water supplies for consumption and agriculture because people live there. Water gives life to human. Without water, men cannot survive. Human can survive without electricity. However, if there is just electricity, but no water left, human cannot survive. …” Royal speech of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej…

SUSTAINABILITY - Nov, 30 2016

From Fish Homes to Fishery Learning center—for Sustainable Life, Community, and Environment

SCG Chemicals together with fishing communities and the government sector, initiated the ‘Fish Homes from PE100 Pipes’ project in 2013. Seeing that fish homes could help to revive and return abundance of the coastal ecosystem, which would lead to more sustainable fishing stocks, the Neun Kho community in Klaeng district has been one of the…

SUSTAINABILITY - Sep, 30 2016

Friends helping friends—passing on goodwill to help create Eco Factories

Upon hearing the term ‘Eco Factory’, many businesses might think that it would be difficult to upgrade or develop their factory to achieve this status. However, once the concept is understood, and especially with the help and advice from an experienced friend who has succeeded in achieving Eco Factory status, the task may be easier…

SUSTAINABILITY - Sep, 30 2016

Recyclable waste: sustainable treasure

Waste separation within an organization…providing stable employment and income in the community Waste is not without value when separated properly. Apart from adding value to waste, separation is also one of the simple yet sustainable ways to show our love and care for the planet. Realizing the benefits of…