Waste This Way
What Is Waste This Way?
“Waste This Way #รักษ์โลกให้ถูกทาง” is an ad hoc campaign that aims to support waste management at the 74th Chula-Thammasat Traditional Football Match. GC is partnering with Chulalongkorn University and Thammasat University to promote the sustainable use of resources in our daily lives through the GC Circular Living approach together with a commitment to pursue a “Solution for Everyone,” or an ad hoc solution, that serves people’s needs and encourages everyone to do their part to save the planet. In this regard, GC wants to increase environmental awareness among the younger generation who are the country’s future, and to build public participation in support of an effective waste management framework, beginning with students at the two universities.
For the upcoming traditional football match, GC will provide a broad range of support to the organizers, comprised of students from each university, in conducting effective waste management. The support includes practical layouts from waste management experts, the provision of GC compostable packaging, products made from upcycled plastic such as T-shirts, and survival sheets providing efficient ways to promote the use of eco-friendly materials while providing the younger generation with “learning by doing” scenarios. Students can apply the concept of Circular Living to their everyday lives and further raise public awareness towards the efficient use of resources. Moreover, all activities from this traditional football match will be calculated to be CO2 equivalent that can be successfully reduced.
How GC Deals with Waste in Waste This Way
The “Waste This Way” campaign is set to draw attention towards effective waste management through the concept of “Reduce, Change, Sort” which can be applied to every part of the upcoming Chula-Thammasat Traditional Football Match:
The amount of waste by avoiding the use of unnecessary products.
Increase the use products made from environmentally-friendly materials.
Waste to facilitate improved waste management including recycling and upcycling.
GC will apply the concept to the following activities:
Supporting the Cheerleaders
Bioplastic-coated Food Packaging
Cheerleading students stationed in the stands performing letter and picture transformations will be given lunchboxes and snacks in environmentally-friendly and biodegradable packaging.
Handheld Fans with Waste Sorting Information
All cheerleading students will be given handheld fans to cool them off which include information on proper waste sorting practices at the event.
In addition, cheerleading students will be given upcycled bags made from plastic containing a cheerleading kit from GC.
- The Circular parade is designed to recognize the principles of proper waste separation to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. For instance, renewable materials used at the event will be sorted according to the concept of ‘Reuse, Recycle and Upcycling.’ Furthermore, GC will provide equipment made from circular supplies, including wood from theatrical performances from both universities which will be reused at the parade, ensuring their maximum benefit.
- In addition, GC will provide advisors with expertise in materials science and design to help students create an environmentally-friendly parade.
“Throw away ” Waste sorting concept
- Public spectators in the stands can easily take part by separating food scraps from recyclable and other waste to reduce contamination and help facilitate suitable waste transportation. GC will provide waste bins with clear and easy-to-understand signs along with staff to provide assistance on sorting waste at the event.
Products made from Upcycled Plastic Waste
- PET plastics will be separated at the event. GC will upcycle these plastics collected at the event into upcycling products, such as sneakers, that will be donated to schools by both universities to promote the value of plastic waste.
Upcycled T-shirts for Cheerleading Staff
GC will provide upcycled T-shirts for cheerleading staff made from plastic waste to promote the circular use of resources and ensuring their maximum benefits.
See you at the 74th Chula – Thammasat Traditional Football Competition on February 8, 2020!
Bring your own cup and enjoy a free drink
Because best waste management reduces waste from the source, there will be a campaign to encourage people to reduce their use of single-use plastic cups and bottles by providing a free beverage to those who bring their own reusable cups.