Plastic Reduction Program in KMUTT

Goals: No BIG 4 single use plastics usage (Plastic Bags / Plastic bottles / Plastic Straws / Plastic spoon and fork) within KMUTT by 2020

Targets: 100% ban on single use plastics usage  in KMUTT by 2020 compare to 2017 baseline

Current Status: In 2019, reduction 60% in single use plastics usage in KMUTT compare to 2017 baseline.

KMUTT set up Plastic Reduction program since 2015 and make our goal to “No BIG 4” single use plastics usage (Plastic Bags / Plastic bottles / Plastic Straws / Plastic spoon and fork) within KMUTT by  2020. For plastic reduction program, KMUTT initiate the campaign since 2015 which educate and promote all students and staff to reduce plastic bottle by using personal mug campaign . In 2018, KMUTT has launched student engagement projects which one of the most attractive project is “Say No to Single Use Plastic “ which fit to the goal of Plastic Reduction Program in KMUTT. Also, in 2018 KMUTT promote Personal Food Container usage for all in KMUTT which align to Personal mug usage. For this campaign ,all canteen, food court , coffee shops and convenient store  join these activities by 5 baths discount per each of personal food container usage and personal mug usage. Furthermore, KMUTT launch  the new campaign to reduce plastic bag by promote all freshman to use fabric bag and reuse bag. Moreover, KMUTT Student council promote  this campaign to all students in KMUTT to make KMUTT can reach our goal by 2020

1. KMUTT say no to Single-Use Plastic Project

KMUTT say no to Single-Use Plastic Project is one of student engagement activities which initiates by KMUTT Green Heart Student club. They make their plan and launch the program since August 2018 by using KMUTTOneLess campaign. The KMUTTOneLess campaign has been started on August 2018 with the commitment from everyone in KMUTT to reduce one from the BIG 4 single use plastics4 (Plastic Bags / Plastic bottles / Plastic Straws / Plastic spoon and fork) on their starting.

2. Fabric bag and reuse bag Campaign

In 2019, KMUTT launch  the new campaign to reduce plastic bag by promote all freshman to use fabric bag and reuse bag. All freshmen students get their own fabric bag from University at the beginning of the year. Also, there are more than 20 “Please Reuse Me “corners within campus where provide fabric bags for borrowing . Furthermore, KMUTT communicate all student and staff to join this campaign by using E communication via Facebook, Line, Instagram and video clip to promote KMUTT’s fabric bag usage which provide for all in a reasonable price in KMUTT bookstore . All convenient stores such as 7-ELEVEN, Amazon and D’ORO coffee shop, bookstores , canteen and food courts within KMUTT have joined the campaign .Moreover, KMUTT Student council promote this campaign to all students in KMUTT which make KMUTT can reach our goal to plastic usage reduction by 2020. According to our activities above , the result in 2019 shows 60% reduction of plastics usage in KMUTT compare to 2017 baseline.

3. Personal Food container and Personal mug usage

In 2018, KMUTT promote Personal Food Container usage for all in KMUTT which align to Personal mug usage which initiate since 2015. For these campaigns, canteen, food court, coffee shops and convenient store join the activities by 5 baths discount per each of personal food container usage and personal mug usage. To promote Personal mug usage and reduce plastic water bottle usage, KMUTT provide more than 20 drinking water corners within KMUTT which all in KMUTT can use Personal mug and reuse plastic water bottle for refill .For drinking water quality, we have monthly check and test according to standard of drinking water by using Central laboratory services and KMUTT Food Safety Center, Faculty of Sciences. In addition, a person who bring their own bottle for filling their beverage could upsize from small to large volume for free!