GC has collaborated with all sectors throughout the value chain to scale its success and link with new businesses in order to integrate its business objective. As this help strengthen business responsibility, it also help create a business ecosystem that seeks to optimizing resource utilization, reducing waste, and transforming waste into value added products. As such, projects under the ‘Loop Connecting’ theme are explained below.
GC Circular Living Symposium 2020: Tomorrow Together
GC hosts the seminar on circular economy for the second consecutive year. The “GC Circular Living Symposium 2020: Tomorrow Together” was organized on 12 November 2020. There were partners who are pioneers in circular economy from various fields across the world have shared their experiences, knowledge, and ideas in utilizing natural resources through turning the circular economy concept into practical actions. More than 2,500 people participated offline and online in the Symposium from across the globe, from the public, private, and community sectors.
Sustainably Public Private Partnership for Sustainable Plastic and Waste Management: PPP Plastic
The company collaborates with the governments, private sectors and communities, help to manage the issue with waste and promote the use of plastics sustainably according to the Circular Economy concept. While having the goal to reduce the quantity of plastic waste in Thai seas at least 50% within 2027. GC strives to reduce the volume of plastic wastes with the use of biodegradable plastics which is environmentally friendly, promotes the development of plastic products which can be reused multiple times to replace single-use plastics and transform plastic wastes into new products. In 2020, e tons of waste are recycled throughout the project implementation
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Our Khung BangKachao
GC has applied the circular economy principle in its conversation project in Khung Bang Kachao, in order to reduce waste as well as promote responsible consumption from reduce waste at the source. The project have used PET bottles to remanufacture polyester threads which is then cut into robes for monks at Chak Daeng Temple in Khung Bang Kachao. Moreover, in 2020 GC has utilized these threads to produce face mask in respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, 16,861 face masks were produced and distributed to local temples and communities to over 80 locations. Not only did the PET reprocessing thread provided utility value, but it also create work and source of income for the local communities.
Beyond Plastic Product Commercialization Project
GC places importance in promoting knowledge and raising awareness on the development of products made from environmentally friendly plastics according to the circular economy principles to entrepreneurs and business partners in several sectors including government bodies. In the past year, GC has promoted the development of ten products through the Beyond Plastic project in collaboration with the Department of International Trade Promotion, and has provided knowledge on marketing viewpoints and techniques in respond to international market demands to enhance brand image and seek sustainable entrepreneurs to expand the commercial products under the GC Circular Living Shop.
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ThinkCycle Bank Project
GC continuously implements the ThinkCycle Bank project in order to transform waste into valuable materials in the economy. Using the online recycling bank, GC strives to tackle the waste problem at its source, hence builds understanding on waste separation, reusing waste according to the Circular Economy in additional to creating a network for waste separation from households to provincial level. Presently, helping to create awareness about waste in youth communities, educating about waste management to maximize its benefits and providing opportunities for youths to participate and earn income from recycling wastes.