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23 December 2021

SCGP and more than 50 organizations, joined hands with Federation of Thai Industries to encourage the use of EPR principles in packaging management.

SCGP and more than 50 organizations, joined hands with Federation of Thai Industries to encourage the use of EPR principles in packaging management.
SCGP and more than 50 organizations, joined hands with Federation of Thai Industries to encourage the use of EPR principles in packaging management.
SCGP and more than 50 organizations, joined hands with Federation of Thai Industries to encourage the use of EPR principles in packaging management.

SCGP, represented by Mr.Ekachai Anujorn, Director Recycling Business, joins hand with 50 organizations in the PackBack Project: Returning Packaging for Sustainable Dayswhich was initiated by Thailand Institute of Packaging and Recycling Management for Sustainable Development (TIPMSE) under Federation of Thai Industries. The pilot project was launched in Chonburi Province, aiming to establish Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) principles in packaging management and respond to Circular Economy policy. It is Thailand’s first test of EPR tools in managing all types of used packaging. The project has gained a lot of support from many sectors such as the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Interior, Chonburi provincial government, and the private sector. They promote policies and innovations that help facilitate the storage and recycling process. The collaboration includes establishing a storage system, setting up drop points for used packaging, and coordinating with the Sorting Hub to properly recycle the leftover materials in order to utilize the resources to their full potential.