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NXPO joins Online Discussion Between Thai and European Union Officials on Circular Economy

วันที่เผยแพร่ 5 April 2021

On 26 March 2021, NXPO Vice President Dr. Kanchana Wanichkorn participated and gave a presentation in an “Online Discussion Between Thai and European Union Officials on Circular Economy” hosted by the Royal Thai Embassy, Brussels. The meeting – participated by over 100 officials from both parties – aimed at identifying common issues and interests between Thailand’s Bio-Circular-Green Economy (BCG) policy and the European Green Deal. 

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Dr. Kanchana shared the Thai policy on circular economy (CE) in the context of the national BCG agenda that aims to build a sustainable economy with knowledge, technology and innovation. Thailand’s CE model consists of two stages. The initial stage involves waste management before transitioning into a full CE and making economic impact. CE actions include 1) general interventions focusing on building a healthy CE ecosystem such as investment incentive measures, and 2) targeted interventions with programs that will develop CE platforms and create a big impact such as waste symbiosis, reverse logistics & recycle and CE Solution Platform. Dr. Kanchana proposed to the meeting collaborative actions to support Thai CE product manufacturers such as CE standards, CE monitoring and evaluation, business matching and R&D. 

Other presentations include the European CE Action Plan, Thailand’s Plastic Waste Management Roadmap 2018-2030, global agreement on plastics and EU bioeconomy strategy and international bioeconomy cooperation.