KMUTT is committed to the proper management of environment especially chemical substance and hazardous waste from education and research activities. More than 2,000 chemical substances are handled in educations and researches laboratories and nearly 12 tons of Hazardous waste was generated in each year. The chemical management system and hazardous waste management system have been developed since 2005.
Target: 100 % of toxic waste generate in KMUTT have been treated in standard practice.
Current Status: In 2023, 100 % of toxic waste generate in KMUTT have been treated in standard practice.
Target: 70 % of Hazardous waste reduction by 2020 compared to 2007 baseline
Current Status: In 2023, 59.33 %of Hazardous waste reduces compared to 2007 baseline
- Hazardous waste management in KMUTT consist of waste segregation,waste collection ,waste reuse/recycle ,waste treatment and waste disposal
- At campus, toxic waste handling is separated in two categories, toxic waste from municipal solid waste(MSW) and education and research activities. For toxic waste from municipal solid waste, we sent them to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) as outsource services with official documents supported.
- In waste collection step, we will keep the waste at hazardous waste storage building at KMUTT’s Bangkhuntein campus which comply to WHO standard.Those hazardous waste would be stored up off the ground, on container, and under cover. This will prevent any leakage to the ground. We also record the volume of hazardous waste generate in each day and collect them as waste management collection.
WASTES GENERATION FROM LABORATORY
The main concept of system is chemical substance collection (Ignitability, Corrosivity, Reactivity and Toxicity), storage and disposal of waste.In recent year, system is continue improving and developing under the standard of Enhancement of Safety Practice of Research Laboratory in Thailand (ESPReL). This system is consists of three steps, including of waste segregation, waste storage and collection and waste treatment. To ensure that hazardous waste is handled in a good manner that protects human health and the environment, hazardous waste container have been provided to all laboratories according to laboratory request form which is one category in Hazardous waste segregation manual.
- 40% of hazardous waste are reused / recycled by 2024
- 20% of Hazardous Waste are prepared for onsite waste treatment by 2024
- In 2023, 8.23 % of Hazardous waste are reused and recycled compared to 2015 baseline
- In 2023, 14.19 % of Hazardous Waste are prepared for onsite waste treatment compared to reduce waste management cost compared to 2015 baseline
Hazardous wastes reuse and recycle
Hazardous waste Onsite treatment
Hazardous Waste Management Training
According to hazardous waste management system in KMUTT, all student and staff have to understand how to follow this management system correctly. Training and preparation program have been done by Training on Hazardous waste management system and hand on training for hazardous waste segregation. In the year 2018, 2,627 students and staffs in KMUTT attend the training and preparation program in Hazardous waste management system for manage their hazardous waste in laboratories. Training and preparation on the system have been done for five times a year to all KMUTT laboratory staffs. All of laboratories within KMUTT have been used the system for implementation
Remark : Number of person in each column of table represent difficulty levels of contents from training program