BANGKOK Governor Chadchart Sittipunt today (Sept. 4) launched a campaign asking people to separate waste into two simple categories and also unveiled a new type of garbage truck as part of a garbage management pilot project in three districts, TV Channel 7 and Matichon newspaper said.
The three districts involved in this project are Pathumwan, Phayathai and Nong Khaem.
People are asked to discard food waste in green or clear bags and general waste in black bags because putting them together makes it difficult to manage and recycle.
Bangkok generates 8,000 tons of waste a day with more than 50% being food waste which is mostly discarded with other waste. By separating them into two categories it would make waste management at the destination more efficient with some sent to be turned into fertiliser and others recycled or turned into refuse derived fuel (RDF).
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has also developed a new type of garbage truck with a rear-mounted compactor and a side cabin to store food waste and separate them from general waste.
The event to launch the new type of garbage truck and waste separation pilot project took place at Lumpini Park Food Centre, Lumpini Park, Pathumwan district with Chadchart’s son, Mr. Sanpiti Sitthiphan, and Miss Universe Thailand 2022 Anna Sueangam-iam joining in.
Also present were Deputy Bangkok Governors Mr. Wisanu Sapsomphon and Mr. Sanon Wangsangboon and other senior officials.
Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt and senior officials together with other guests launching the garbage pilot project. Photos: Matichon