Recycling Program For University Waste (WS.1)


Since Maejo waste management teams set the MJU waste policy and acted for waste recycling and single used plastics reduction, many activities and campaigns have been launched to encourage staff and students to reduce and recycle waste. In recent years, students were not allowed to study onsite due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the total number of solid wastes was decreased. However, a large amount of plastic waste especially food packaging and beverage bottles were increased because of online food delivery and online business. The recycling program for MJU Waste was then targeting plastic waste and other recycling materials such as aluminum cans and papers.

  1. MJU served as the host for organizing the collection of PET waste bottles from various faculties, MJU students, staff, and others. They were then sent to an organization called “Less Plastic Thailand” for recycling as PPE kits to fight against the COVID-19 via allies to reduce waste. The first lot of PET bottles was 78.4 kilograms and total was 620 kilograms were transported, and they were used to produce 2,046 sets of PPE kits. Here is the VDO presentation of how to recycle PET to PPE kits:

 and more photos of activities are shown from the link below:

  • To create a participatory scheme for the students and staff to take part in waste reduction, and waste recycle society, every faculty dean from the dean board forum has admitted and committed to enroll in green office evaluation. By 2022, 100% of all faculty and units in the MJU campus are aimed. In this year, more than 80% of all buildings join green office evaluation. MJU was successful and awarded gold prizes, silver prizes, and bronze prizes from the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion as shown from the links below:

Once green office procedure and action were conducted, MJU has now developed waste, recycle waste and hazardous waste database; This is useful for MJU to gather information on total solid waste as well as recycled and hazardous wastes in terms of quality and quantity generated on the MJU campus. In 2021, MJU has a total of 3526 kg. of waste to be 100% recycled as shown from the pie graph below:

For plastic bottle (PET) was sent to PPE kit production, while other plastics were collected and sent to the green road project by Assi.Prof.Dr.Wechsawan Lakas with the amount of 185 kg.;

Milk boxes and aluminum cans were collected from the main MJU library as the host.

  1. Moreover, the DIY workshop project for recycling used and old materials was also organized via an online platform. This year DIY bottle cap keychain activity was performed in the new normal style where 50 DIY set kits were prepared for staff and students to collect to raise their awareness on waste recycling.