Kasetsart University (KU) was founded in 1943 as part of the evolution of agricultural education in Thailand. KU aims to provide ‘Knowledge of the Land’ to promote sustainable development in Thailand.
The Foundation collaborated with KU as part of its environment objective to raise public awareness on proper waste sorting and recyclable waste management via the following activities:
- Litter Trap Contest – Faculty of Fisheries
The winning design for a litter trap by students from the Faculty of Engineering was transformed into a real litter trap. The trap was installed at the park near the Sriracha shore in Chonburi province. The purpose of this trap was to ensure that waste would not flow into water bodies. IVLF also took this opportunity to raise public awareness about marine litter and how marine debris is very relevant to our lives. Throughout 2022, the students observed and collected the data twice a month to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the trap.
- Data collection – KU Green Office
The IVL Foundation donated 30 sets of waste bins to KU. KU Green Office is conducting a research and managing data collection on integrated waste management approach. KU Green Office developed an application platform for KU’s students and staff where they can track the amount of waste within the university and ensure its reduction.
Beside the two activities, the staff from Indorama Ventures’ Corporate Communications Department also conducted a session on waste separation and PET recycling for the students in Sriracha.