Food Scrap

Food Scrap

The total amount of organic waste produced in the university is 140,063 kg./yr.  All these wastes are put to use with 77,035 kg./yr. (55%) used for producing compost and 63,028 kg./yr. (45%) used for producing animal feed as detailed below.

  1. Animal feed : Food scrap segregation system is set up for each of the canteens. The system consists of 5 stations including 1) Recyclable waste, 2) General waste, 3) Food scrap, 4) Used utensils return point and 5) Glass and cups return point. The food scrap waste collected from the canteens amounts to 40 Tons/yr. and are all used to make animal feed.
  2. Biomass compost factory from organic wastes: The food scraps from different departments and offices are collected and used to make biomass compost at the all-in-one organic compost factory at the amount of 394 Tons/yr.  The organic wastes will be handled along with the other organic wastes in the all-in-one waste management factory using mechanical-biological treatment MBT  or composting technology.  The process for processing wastes into organic compost and energy from waste consists of a segregation system using the conveyor belt, cutting machine for making the size of waste smaller, a compost system and a sifter for separating organic waste and plastics.  The waste to energy processing process creates by-products including organic compost and refuse derived fuel: RFD.  The RFD is sold to the electrical power house for further use.  These by-products generate an income of approximately 1.00 million THB/yr. and is contributed to the University’s environmental funds.

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SUT Say No Plastic

SUT Say No Plastic

On June 5, 2018 (World Environment Day), SUT announced the reduction of plastic use in all areas, “SUT Say No Plastic”. Six measures have been implemented with stores in Suranaree University of Technology (SUT):

  1. No plastic bag from the convenience stores except for carrying hot food.
  2. No selling drinking water with cap seal.
  3. No giving plastic spoon, plastic fork and plastic tube automatically, but let customers take them by themselves
  4. No using foam box and clear plastic box. (Only use package from bagasse and paper)
  5. Reduce the use of straw with plastic wrap, if necessary, use straw with paper wrap instead
  6. Giving discount in case of use private glass of water and rice box to buy food and drink.

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Waste Reduction with ECOLIFE APPLICATION

Waste Reduction with ECOLIFE APPLICATION

Waste reduction by ECOLIFE APPLICATION or Point accumulation by QR Code when the buyer refuses to accept four types disposable plastic of plastic bags, plastic straw, plastic spoon – fork and plastic glass. The application can display the amount of plastic waste reduction at the university. The use of this application stimulates and encourages the reduction of plastic waste in the university. Read more