“Ban Rang Plub Community” Sets a Sustainable Waste Management Model

In the past, Ban Rang Plub Community in Ratchaburi’s Ban Pong District had been littered with rubbish and rife with disease carriers. But things have changed for the better after locals, with the help from various parties including SCG’s Ban Pong Plant, learnt about garbage separation and started seriously managing their waste. Inculcated with the right mindset, they have used resources efficiently and created value from garbage. Today, the community is zero waste and becomes a great learning center for waste management.

Organic Fertilizer Production Project

It turns garbage including earthworm dungs in the community into organic fertilizer, which in turn improves soil conditions. This initiative also promotes organic farming. Locals therefore automatically enjoy chemical free vegetables and good health.

Plastic Bag/Foam Packaging Reduction Project

This project encourages locals to carry baskets and food-box sets to a market. Local shops, meanwhile, are asked to help reduce the use of plastic/foam packages. For example, if customers bring their own fabric bags, they are offered extra vegetables.

Waste to Value Project

Because some types of waste cannot be sold at a good price, this project seeks to recycle that waste into new items that have new value. For example, it produces caps from emptied fabric conditioners, rice sacks, and liquor boxes.

Reuse Project

It uses discarded plastic cups/bottles, milk, bags, fabric conditioners, and tyres in seedling preparations.

Donations of Recyclable Waste

The community has its central waste separation spots to handle various types of waste such as organic waste, recyclable waste, and hazardous waste. Income from waste separation is used to develop the community.

Today, Ban Rang Plub Community is clean and demonstrates good hygienic standards. Its impressive waste management also generates income for locals and sets a good role model for other communities.