Organic Waste Treatment (WS.3)

Description: Organic waste management

  1. Since 2020, Maejo has launched a project called “IAM ONG” for converting yard waste, basically leaves from landscape management (trimming and cutting) from MJU into composting. Yard waste was then biodegraded using the aerated static pile composting process that has been initiated and developed by Associated  Professor Teerapong Sawangpunyangul and teams. In 2021, nearly 10.5 tons of composts were produced and then used for landscape management on the campus area and distributed to MJU staff members.
  2. For the food waste generated from the canteens on the campus, almost 100% of food waste was separated and collected from each canteen and food shop for treatment. Food waste from the collection points was then transferred to vermicomposting area for fertilizer production. This process has been pioneered by Prof.Dr. Arnat Tancho.
  3. Green Cone Project was conducted to encourage staff and students from each faculty to separate food waste from general waste. A total of 10 green cones were installed at 10 faculties. Food waste (100%) that was separated each day from the office and classroom (organic bins) was then added and treated by this green cone which was set nearby each building.
  4. MJU has conducted the project to create eco-products from leaves and agricultural waste by the material science research team. This was to develop value-added products which will be further used for shops and stores on the MJU campus.