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Newsletter March 2022 Issue: Innovation in Processing Plastics Waste Enabling SDGs 2030

Happy Spring (Northern Hemisphere) and Autumn (Southern Hemisphere)!

In the blink of an eye, the 1st quarter of 2022 is over. I have been in Australia, Thailand, and Austria for the last 4 months, guess what I have paid attention to the most?

Waste management!

Usually, broken glass, textiles, and plastic bags/sachets are not considered high-value recyclables. But I have been inspired by the discovery of "heroes" who have figured out ways of making value-added products such as Green Cement and Green Ceramics from these wastes through technological innovation. These "Green" Cement and Ceramics have higher performance than conventional materials and with higher economic value, generating "green jobs" for local communities. Hope you will share my inspiration from reading this issue of our newsletter.

Covid-19 pandemic during 2020-2021 has worsened plastics waste pollution. And in Thailand, from high school students to large and small companies are trying to change consumer behavior, improve the livelihood of informal waste collectors and recyclers, utilize plastic waste to make new products, or generate energy. Find out more in this issue and join us to reduce or eliminate plastic pollution on our land and sea.

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