Recycle Waste Bank at KMUTT Bangmod campus
KMUTT’s recyclable waste bank was established in the year 2007 by the cooperation between student and Energy Environment Safety and Health organization or EESH. Recyclable waste bank aims to be a top Thai University that delivers end-to-end efficient waste management and recycling program which related on both Green University policy and standard practices. By the effective waste segregation, KMUTT could save more than 10,000 baht per month for waste management. Furthermore, less waste goes to landfill which maintaining an environmental friendly not only within campus but also for surrounding communities. To promote recycling program within university, the process at Recyclable waste bank has been separated into 5 steps including with waste collection, waste identification and separation, waste selling, accounting record and result evaluation for development program. Moreover, an Income from selling service would be possible funding sources for sustainable communities projects and activities within campus.
Repair Café @ KMUTT’s project
Repair Cafés are pop up events located at Bangmod campus where student and staff can get their broken electrical household items, computer and bicycle repaired for free. This event is set up once a month by the corporation between student, staff and technician volunteer such as Suanthon GoldCity Cycling Club, Green Cycling club, KMUTT cycling club , Department of Electrical Technology Education and Innovation Engineering Co.,Ltd. At repair Café @ KMUTT, all participant enable to collect and sharing knowledge about reuse and repair broken appliance which not only saving cost for a new appliance, but also contribute student and staff learning about recovers valuable materials and as a result, saves energy, reduces pollution and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, more than 500 bicycle stand are built from remaining metal pipes. 75 bicycles are donated and reused in Bike Repairing Center and 121 of bike have been repaired and fixed for Bike Sharing Campaign. Moreover, 145 of broken chairs and desks have been repaired instead of buying new one. Also, 120 broken chairs and desks have been recycling to be parts of student’s workshop by the cooperation between department of Building and Ground and EESH office.
Activities to inspire KMUTT’s students to take action on 3Rs
- Roadshow event at department or faculty of University
- Green Heart Camp
- Recycle to cycle event where people can recycle their plastic bottles in return for cycling
- Invention activity and competition : turning recycling waste such as plastic and beverage carton into useful products
- Integrating waste management activity and recycling program into academic instruction like General Education as well as providing research topic which related to waste management innovation such as road from plastic waste and bio plastic bags
- Sharing knowledge and management skill of waste to surrounding school and communities
Second Hand Market
In each year, our university provide monthly second hand market event for exchange their gadgets, cloths, electronic appliances in good condition, books, accessories, bicycles, Furniture and housewares. By this event, it not only reduces more than 1500 Kg of MSW but also, the good cooperation between student and staffs more than 6,000 people who join activities.
” One trash is one treasure ” activity
In this activity, our students from Electrical Technology Education Department are trainer for giving knowledge on how to fix electrical appliances and engines to one who gets fewer opportunities and disadvantaged. After the training program, those people can repair unusable electrical appliances such as fans, kettles, irons, rice-cookers, motorbikes by themselves. This knowledge increases the value of electrical appliances or engines. The diary living quality of disadvantaged people will be better by use or sale those appliances and engines. In the same time, some disadvantaged people who able to repair electrical appliances and to fix engines will get new career and earn more money from this knowledge. As a result, 87 families in disadvantaged area get more skill to repair appliances and engines and get new career. In addition, more than 1,650 Kg of the electrical trash are in repairing process. Furthermore, those people can make their benefit and getting profit from buying-selling activities.