87 schools awarded for excellence in recycling and waste management

Bangkok, Thailand – 6 July 2023 – Indorama Ventures PCL., a global sustainable chemical company, together with the Department of Education under the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), organized the closing ceremony of the "Sustainable Plastic Waste Management" project for schools under the BMA. Over the past 8 months since its launch, the project has provided training on sustainable plastic waste management and recycling to more than 100 BMA schools, reaching 11,593 teachers and students. The event was attended by Mr. Chadchart Sittipunt, the Governor of Bangkok, and Mrs. Aradhana Lohia Sharma, Vice President, Indorama Ventures PCL., who awarded certificates to 87 schools in recognition of their best practices and practical application of Indorama Ventures’ training on plastic waste management and recycling. Certificates were awarded to 20 schools that reached the ‘Excellence’ level, 32 schools at the ‘Good’ level, and 35 schools at the ‘Qualified’ level.

The Sustainable Plastic Waste Management project promotes plastic waste management under the circular economy concept to build knowledge among teachers, educators, students, and the public about the different types of plastic and proper waste separation. This aligns with Indorama Ventures' program to promote knowledge about waste separation and PET recycling, which has been ongoing since 2018. The project will be expanded to remaining 337 schools under the BMA and is expected to educate 40,000 students by 2025.

Individuals in the photo:

  1. Mr. Chadchart Sittipunt, Governor of Bangkok (3rd from right)
  2. Mrs. Aradhana Lohia Sharma, Vice President, Indorama Ventures PCL. (1st from right)
  3. Ms. Suporn Khumwong, Deputy Director General, Acting Director General, Department of Education, BMA (4th from left)
  4. Ms. Naweensuda Krabuanrat, Head of Global CSR, Indorama Ventures PCL. (2nd from left)