Why should you care about Circular Living?

The world’s natural resources are under threat. Now is the time for a “resource revolution” — a whole new way to get the most benefit from the natural resources that remain. Circular Living is the solution that will drive this revolution by minimizing waste and extracting the greatest value from the planet’s resources.

The world is facing incredible pressure. The global population keeps rising while natural resources are becoming scarce. Our “disposable society” is generating an increasing amount of waste in a way that is no longer sustainable. .

Businesses, government agencies, and other organizations are widely embracing the concept of the Circular Economy to reduce our impact on the planet for everyone’s benefit. The Circular Economy helps us to work within the limits of earth’s natural resources while conserving them for future generations. .

The Circular Economy is all about the 5Rs — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Renewable, and Refuse. It also includes a concept called upcycling, which means transforming plastic waste materials into useful new items of even greater value. By adopting the principles of the Circular Economy into your life, you become part of the Circular Living movement. .

The Circular Living Symposium 2019: Upcycling Our Planet event brings together the world’s leaders in the Circular Economy. You’ll gain insights as they share their stories about upcycling, recycling, adding value to resources through creativity, and having a lifestyle with a purpose. Discover how leading international and Thai companies, start-ups, and inspired individuals are driving change to benefit our environment. Join in workshops and panel discussions that will inspire you to make Circular Living part of your everyday life. .

You will leave the Symposium energized and ready to jump into the Circular Living lifestyle. Together we can upcycle our planet!

GC – the company behind the Symposium

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited, or GC, is a petrochemical company that has a mission to create chemistry for better living. Over the past several years, we have integrated the principles of the Circular Economy throughout our company while inspiring Thais to adopt a Circular Living lifestyle. We believe that everybody in Thailand, and around the world, can live a better life and help save the planet’s resources by following the principles of Circular Living.

GC has introduced many public initiatives to encourage Circular Living. For example, our “Upcycling the Oceans Thailand” project transformed waste plastic bottles collected from the seas around the country into a highly-popular line of stylish clothing and lifestyle products.

To put the spotlight on Circular Living, GC is collaborating with National Geographic and other business partners and leading educational institutions on the Circular Living Symposium 2019: Upcycling Our Planet. It’s a great forum to exchange perspectives and gain insights from world-renowned experts and Thai companies and individuals committed to collaboratively shaping a more sustainable world through Circular Living.