TGO certifies five plastic waste management projects from Dow to successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions

TGO certifies five plastic waste management projects from Dow to successfully reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Five plastic waste management projects from Dow Thailand Group have been certified under the Low Emission Support Scheme (LESS) by the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) or TGO, helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 147 tons of carbon dioxide. This achievement aligns with Dow's sustainability goals to become carbon neutral by 2050 and collect 1 million tons of plastic waste for recycling or reuse globally by 2030.

The Plastic Waste Management Projects that are verified by TGO include the following: the “Recycling Waste Management” project within the Dow Thailand Group (Bangkok and Rayong offices); “Community Model Project for Integrated Waste Management” (Koh Klang Community, Bangkok); a “Lod Lok Lueh” (collected and recycled plastics program) in partnership with Ban Chang Municipality, Rayong Province; “International Coastal Cleanup project” in Ban Chang District, Rayong Province; and “Dow Thailand Challenge: Stop Plastic Disposal Project”—which in total have collected more than 6.2 tons of used plastic for recycling, as well as other recyclable waste material such as paper, aluminium, steel, glass, and more.

Mr. Chatchai Luanpolcharoenchai, President of Dow Thailand Group, addressed the company’s commitment to sustainability, saying: “Dow is a global leader in Materials Science, with more than 30 years of dedication to sustainable practices—particularly in combating climate change and managing plastic waste. We are pleased that our five plastic waste management projects have been verified by TGO, demonstrating the efficiency of our projects in helping the environment. I want to thank our project partners who contributed to making this happen. We look forward to growing these projects and witnessing their benefits in the future.”

Dow’s manufacturing facilities and technologies have been recognised for contributing to climate change mitigation and promoting the circular economy. In 2021, Dow received multiple awards for its sustainable practices, such as the Carbon Footprint Label Certificate from TGO; the Ambassador’s Award: Thailand – US partnership in Technological Advancement for a Low-Carbon Future from the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM); the Green Factory and the Prime Minister’s Industry Award (Circular Economy category) from the Ministry of Industry.

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