SDG 12 : Responsible consumption production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
As an educational institute, Mahidol University has shared the knowledge and experiences from the implementation of projects to communities. Due to success of strategy development, the waste recycling bank project was therefore set up at 6 schools in Nakhon Pathom province for demonstration of a successful solid waste management practice It is expected to transfer knowledge and technology of the University’s waste management to students, teachers, and parents as far as to create awareness on waste disposal issue through the activities. Furthermore, the University aims to promote the concept of low-carbon communities to enhance the quality of life and environment throughout the public network. The project started in 2016, there are currently 18 schools participating with approximately 3,700 members. It can reduce the amount of waste 1,419 tons (19 tons from schools) and generate revenue from the sale of recyclable.