INSEE Ecocycle participated in EnwastExpo 2023 (Environmental & Waste Management Expo 2023), showcasing technologies related to waste management and industrial services. The environmentally friendly food waste composter was also displayed to minimise contamination to other waste types.
According to Ms. Suchintana Viraratt, CEO of INSEE Ecocycle Company Limited, a subsidiary of the Siam City Cement Group, "We provide sustainable waste management and industrial services. We played a part in driving and participating in this event and took this opportunity to showcase a wide range of services and technologies that support sustainable waste management. We see "waste" as a "resource" that needs to be managed at the point of origin to maximise the use of available resources prior to being transferred to the disposal sites. Co-processing in cement kiln is regarded as a method that aligns with the concepts of sustainable development and circular economy by turning waste or industrial waste into alternative fuel, which helps to reduce the use of natural resources, pollution, the need for landfill (Zero Waste to Landfill), and greenhouse gas emissions.”
Under the theme "Join us for a better environment," the Environmental Management Industry Group Federation of Thai Industries and the Sustainable Waste Management Association collaborated to organise EnwastExpo 2023 (Environmental & Waste Management Expo 2023) at Building 6, IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Centre, Muang Thong Thani.
Ms. Pimpatra Wichaikul, Minister of Industry, presided over the opening ceremony along with Dr. Jullapong Thaveesri, Director-General of the Department of Industrial Works, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wiris Amrapal, Governor of the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand, Dr. Pinsak Suraswadi, Director-General of the Pollution Control Department, Mr. Kriangkrai Thiennukul, Chairman of the Federation of Thai Industries (F.T.I.), a network of environmental partners from both public and private sectors.
The company demonstrated sustainable waste management and industrial services technology, emphasising co-processing of waste materials in cement kiln and showcasing the waste types that are suitable for co-processing, sustainable projects that support Zero Waste to Landfill. For instance, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) from Municipal Solid Waste dumpsites, called the MSW RDF Project, helps to close the loop for non-recyclable waste and minimise the impact on the environment.
Ms. Suchintana Viraratt, Chief Executive Officer of INSEE Ecocycle Co., Ltd. and Working Group TCMA on Circular Economy, Thai Cement Manufacturers Association (TCMA), joined the stage with Ms. Aumaporn Charoensak, Chair Working Group TCMA on Circular Economy, Thai Cement Manufacturers Association (TCMA) to discuss "Innovative Waste Utilisation in Cement Production: A Sustainable Solution."
In addition, Mr. Nipon Stienmonkong, General Manager of INSEE Ecocycle, shared about "Managing Environmental Challenges with Offshore Decommissioning and Waste Management" with Mr. Witsarut Thungsuntonkhun, Director of International Petroleum Management Division, Department of Mineral Fuels. Besides, Mr. Yutthapon Jaidee, QHSE Compliance Department Manager, talked about "AFR Utilisation in Cement Manufacturing: A Sustainable Way."
"On the occasion of INSEE Ecocycle's 22nd anniversary, we celebrated our dedication to being a leader in sustainable waste management and industrial services with resource maximisation, turning waste into energy, which is in line with the circular economy concept,” Ms. Suchintana stated.