MOU โครงการ “Transparency of Aluminium Can
Closed-Loop Recycling”

On December 7, 2021, Thai Beverage Can Ltd. (TBC) partnered with Ango Asia Group (Thailand) Co., Ltd., UACJ (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Thai Beverage Recycle Co., Ltd. to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the “Transparency of Aluminium Can Closed-Loop Recycling” project. The ceremony, led by Ratchada Suriyakul Na Ayutthaya, Director-General of the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion, was held at the Centara Grand Central Plaza Ladprao Hotel.

The purpose of this MOU is to support the establishment of a comprehensive recycling system for used aluminium cans in Thailand. It serves as a model for converting used aluminium cans back into new aluminium can packaging (Can to Can), improving the efficiency of collection and sorting to enhance the quality of used aluminium cans. It also aims to increase the recycling rate and the proportion of recycled content in aluminium can production.

This project aligns with the MOU’s operational plan to promote the production of recyclable beverage packaging and follows the principle of EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility), where producers are responsible for considering the environmental impact of packaging throughout its life cycle, from design to distribution, return, collection, and reuse. It also supports Thailand’s strategy to drive the development of the bio-economy, circular economy, and green economy (BCG Model) towards sustainable development.

Ratchada concluded, “The Transparency of Aluminium Closed-Loop Recycling project is another important initiative by the Department of Environmental Quality Promotion to raise awareness of the value of our limited natural resources, encourage the use of reusable packaging, bring resources back into the recycling system, and collectively create a recycling society within a circular economy framework, under the concept of ‘Next Normal: Live wisely, restore nature’s balance,’ in line with the policy of Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment.”