One Bangkok, Thailand’s largest integrated development in the heart of Bangkok’s central business district, continues to deliver its commitment to sustainability by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SCG for food waste management using 13 units high-efficiency food waste composters. The solution will compost food waste collected from businesses throughout One Bangkok into fertiliser.

Mr. Lim Hua Tiong, Chief Executive Officer, One Bangkok said: “We are committed to raising sustainability standards and proud to partner with SCG once again to introduce the food waste management using this high-efficiency technology to process the food and organic wastes. We expect the composter to generate surplus organic fertiliser, which we intend to distribute to local communities and public entities to help maintain the city’s parks and gardens. By bringing such cutting-edge solutions to Thailand, we hope to inspire more businesses and the local communities to join us in embracing circular economy practices.”

Mr. Nithi Patarachoke, President, Cement-Building Materials Business, SCG, said “At SCG, we adhere to the principles of circular economy as part of our ESG 4 Plus targets. We previously collaborated with One Bangkok to demonstrate circular economy principles in different areas, such as using technologies to recycle crushed pile heads into precast concrete panels and to recycle autoclaved lightweight concrete (ALC) waste from construction into Q-CON sound barriers. This time, the installation and operation of the high-efficiency food waste composters will help efficiently transform food waste into fertiliser with less time as the project pledges to make the construction site net-zero and drives the construction industry towards sustainable development.”

This food waste management solution has proven to be of great utility at leading properties globally, such as Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom, the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Frasers Property-developed Burwood Brickworks shopping centre in Melbourne and prominent supermarkets across Europe. The technology can rapidly break down food waste into fertiliser within 10 hours. The composters operate in a closed-circuit system to control odours from the food waste. The solution is expected to reduce the amount of food waste by more than 80% and produce organic fertilisers and soil amendment materials with plant minerals in accordance with the criteria from the Department of Agriculture.

This food waste composting system will be installed at One Bangkok since the construction phase, aim to process food waste generated from thousands of construction workers. The system will be fully operational and integrated for use throughout the development. The expected results include:

  1. Reduction of food waste by 780 kg/day or 243 tons/year during the construction phase, and 12,236 kg/day or 4,466 tons/year when One Bangkok is fully operational.
  2. Fertiliser processed from food waste will amount to 156 kg/day or 49 tons/year during the construction phase, and 2,447 kg/day or 893 tons/year when One Bangkok is fully operational.
  3. Greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 1.2 tons/day or 367 tons/year during the construction phase, and 6,741 tons of CO2 equivalents annually during the operations phase. This is equivalent to planting of 40,815 trees during the construction phase and 749,035 trees during the operations phase.


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