The Company has therefore set a Waste Management Policy to minimize the environmental impact which may be caused by operations within its industrial estates by strictly complying with applicable laws related to waste management, environmental standards and academic principles as well as encouraging all factories in the industrial estates to recycle and reuse their waste and apply innovation and modern technology to reduce solid waste and industrial waste.
The Company has assigned AMATA Facility Services Company Limited (AFS) to manage different types of waste from the factories in the industrial estates in accordance with the relevant laws under the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Act, B.E.2522 (1979), the Factory Act, B.E.2535 (1992), and the Public Health Act, B.E.2535 (1992), and according to the scope of responsibility in waste management. Recently, 553 factories in AMATA City Chonburi and 198 factories in AMATA City Rayong Industrial Estates, 80% and 58%, respectively, have hired the Company to manage their solid waste and non-hazardous waste. The factories are responsible for managing their own hazardous waste themselves in keeping with the the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Act, B.E.2522 (1979), the Factory Act, B.E.2535 (1992), and the Public Health Act, B.E.2535 (1992).
Then the Company has set its target to reduce solid waste to landfill as much as possible by using circular economy concept that aimed to achieve zero waste to landfill. The Company has implemented this concept to its waste management services which are waste collecting, sorting, and disposing solid waste in AMATA City Chonburi Industrial Estate since 2011 and plans to expand its operations to AMATA City Rayong Industrial Estate
The solid waste separation process at the waste separation plant operated by the Company’s contractors according to the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) principle. The sorted solid waste was sent out and disposed by various methods by skilled and licensed contractors. Moreover, the Company encouraged the factories to sort and classify their solid waste before sending them to the waste separation plant. Then the Company received better quality waste for RDF production and waste recycling and minimized the non-usable waste to be disposed by landfill method. (Disclosure 306-2)