Amway and SCGC Unite to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Upcycling Post-Consumer Plastics into Desk and Chair Sets for Students in Remote Areas

Bangkok (8th March 2023) Amway (Thailand) Ltd. has continued to be a driving force in actualizing a sustainable society as Mr. Kittawat Ritteerawee, Managing Director (2nd from left), together with Mr. Kamol Kieawsrikul, Operations Director (1st from left), unitedly announced Amway’s latest partnership campaign for sustainability with SCG Chemicals PLC. (SCGC) led by Mr. Pisan Uawithya, New Business Director (2nd from right), and Mr. Krisada Ruangchotevit, Head of ESG Office (1st from right). The new “Together We Turn Waste into Desks” campaign aims to upcycle Amway’s post-consumer HDPE plastic packaging into 200 study desk and chair sets for a border patrol police school. In addition to maximization of usability through upcycling process, the campaign also sets to crystalize a concept of resources maximization among youths, aligned with circular economy approach.

Amway’s determination is supported by SCGC— a leading chemical business for sustainability with excellence in eco-friendly plastics or “Green Polymer”, materials science, as well as product design and molding. Used plastic packaging collected by Amway will be recycled and transformed into desks and chairs by SCGC. With 70% recycled plastic, these highly durable study desk and chair sets are reliable and significantly essential for schools and students in rural area. Aside from boosting circular economy, the campaign also simultaneously reduces waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

The “Together We Turn Waste into Desks” campaign is a part of Amway’s ongoing social contribution program entitled “Amway: Together We Build School for Children”. Amway encourages consumers to return Amway’s post-consumer plastic packaging at every branch of Amway Shop to the goal of “collecting 2,000 kilograms of Amway’s post-consumer plastic packaging and turning them into 200 sets of study desk and chair” can be swiftly and fruitfully accomplished. The campaign period is from 1st March to 30th April 2023. For further information, please visit https://www.amway.co.th/amway-plastic.

Published on: Mar 8, 2023

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