Circular Economy for Waste-free Thailand (CEWT)

Objectives

  1. To co-create efficient solutions for material recycling with practitioners in public and private sectors to reduce impact on the environment
  2. To formulate effective zero-waste measures with local governments in order to create a circular economy and meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  3. To achieve academic excellence through collaboration with research institutes and agencies in Thailand and beyond

 

Missions

CEWT develops and promotes workable solutions for sustainable production and consumption. It focuses on the improvements of waste management in Thailand and other developing countries, which is the weakest link in the product system. It emphasizes multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaboration for promoting novel ideas and effective actions.

 

Head of Research Group

Dr. Panate Manomaivibool
Tel: +66 (0) 5391 6793
E-mail: panate.man@remove-thismfu.ac.th

 

Outstanding Works

No.

Work

Type of work

Summary

1

D-ToC (Data system for supporting the management of toxic waste from community in Chiang Rai)

Data system

an ICT solution which enables the Chiang Rai province to coordinate with all 144 local governments and deliver high volume of household hazardous waste for safe disposal (since 2017)

2

Zero Waste Trainings

Training

A training of the trainers (ToT) for local governments with more than 300 trainers from over the country (since 2016)

3

Step-wise Zero Waste Model

Model

A step-by-step approach to develop effective and low-cost a zero-waste community (since 2015)

4

Sawian

Product

A home composter modified from local bamboo equipment in the North of Thailand (since 2015)

5

FLY Volunteers

Project

An ongoing project that aims to foster environmental leadership in young volunteers (since 2019)

 

Collaborations

  • Chiang Rai Provincial Administrative Organization (CR PAO)
  • Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Public Organization) (DASTA)
  • Public Policy Studies Institute Foundation (PPSI)
  • Environmental Research Institute Chulalongkorn University (ERIC)
  • Solid Waste Association of Thailand (SWAT)
  • Asia Zero Waste Institute
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan
  • Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan
  • Bournemouth University (BU), the UK
  • International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Lund University, Sweden
  • Metabolic Consulting, the Netherlands
  • WWF Thailand

 

Contact

Dr. Panate Manomaivibool
Tel: +66 (0) 5391 6793
E-mail: panate.man@mfu.ac.th