Responsible Consumption And Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Mahidol University has a waste-management policy and support the use of products and services that have been environmentally certified to manage waste systematically and effectively, both within the University and in the surrounding communities. Integrating the circular economy (recycling) concept to reduce waste as much as possible, the University has implemented the “Mahidol No Plastic” project, which has effectively reduced the number of plastic bags by 8,645,604 between 2016-2020, and 216,875 plastic bottles in 2020 with the use of water dispensers. Moreover, recycling bank projects have been established to convert waste into economic value, and help improve the waste-separation behaviors of students, staff, and members of the public. This has resulted in better waste management within the University and reduced environmental pollution. In addition, 400 polo shirts have been made from 8,000 plastic bottles through the “We Turn” project, which is considered a useful, applicable, and environmentally friendly prototype. In the community sector, the Mahidol Eco Town project has been implemented to promote cooperation with the community by expanding the recycling bank project model and instilling awareness of waste separation among our youth. Thirty-three schools are participating in the project, showing that the project is widely accepted and the network can be expanded effectively. Compost that has been made from plant waste, amounting to 323,910 kilograms, has been produced with an aeration pile system that replaces incineration; this method has received organic standard certification. Bio-fermented water has been produced to assist with wastewater treatment and eliminate bad odors. This reduces maintenance costs and generates revenue from sales. It is also used as a learning resource for various agencies and interested people. The University is always aware of the environment, so that biological wastewater is treated according to the standards of the Pollution Control Department before release into natural water sources. Also, 7,266 cubic meters of used water were recycled for many activities, such as watering plants and washing buses, resulting in a reduction in the University’s water bills, better waste management, a systematic recycling system, and sustainable production.

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    7 Oct. 2565
    Safety and Hazardous Waste Management
    Waste management policies. Waste management policies implementation.
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    30 Jun. 2565
    Hazardous Waste Management Company Performance Assessment Project
    Mahidol University is a teaching and learning university. Mainly medical and scientific research. From Occupational Safety, Health and Workplace Environment policies and practices 2014. To concerning support for proper use of resources and have an efficient waste management system. The Center for Occupational Safety, Health and Workplace Environment (COSHEM) has therefore established a hazard management project within the university. Chemical hazardous waste projects and biological hazardous waste projects are established. By managing waste systems including waste sorting, waste storage, and waste disposal. The Center for Occupational Safety, Health and Workplace Environment (COSHEM) is a central agency for the coordination and procurement of hazardous waste disposal companies that operate under the control and supervision of government agencies and has been certified as required by law and receive hazardous waste disposal within the faculty/division.
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    27 Jun. 2565
    Developing clean and safe street food with reduced sugars, fats, and sodium and increased in dietary fiber
    Developing clean and safe street food with reduced sugars, fats, and sodium and increased in dietary fiber
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    30 Jun. 2565
    The Participatory Action Research on the Innovative Design of Garbage Bins for Waste Segregation for All
    Currently, individuals with disabilities often face challenges in participating in waste segregation due to the use of color-coded garbage bins for disposal. This system poses limitations for individuals with visual disabilities or impairments.This Participatory Workshop Research on the Innovative Design of Garbage Bins for Waste Segregation for All.
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    9 Mar. 2565
    Carbon Footprint
    Carbon footprint of organization is greenhouse gas released by organizational activities, for example, fuel combustion, electricity consumption, waste management, transportation which are measured in tons of equivalent carbon dioxide. These are considered from the 3 scopes.
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    11 Mar. 2565
    Land Use Development
    The Key Concepts of Mahidol University: Green University