Chemicals Business, SCG, presented “SCG-DMCR Litter Trap Generation 2” to 7 coastal provinces to mark World Oceans Day on June 8, 2020. The litter trap is improved from the first generation using an upgrade HDPE-Bone made of unique polyethylene compounds of HDPE to enhance interception capability with long lifespan and recyclability in line with the circular economy. The project is a collaboration between SCG and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment to harness innovation to prevent waste leaking into the ocean. At the event, Mr. Varawut Silpa-archa, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, officiated the innovation handout ceremony. Pro Mo – Moriya and Pro May – Ariya Jutanugarn, ambassadors of SCG’s Sea Saver, also took part in promoting waste management at source to prevent the waste from entering the ocean.
Mr. Charoenchai Prathuangsuksri, Managing Director of Rayong Engineering & Plant Service Company Limited (REPCO) of Chemicals Business, SCG, said, “Chemicals Business, SCG, has continuously worked with network partners to scale up marine and coastal resource restoration efforts such as beach cleanup, releasing marine animals, and mangrove reforestation. Throughout the past year, SCG collaborated with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment to jointly develop the litter trap innovation to reduce marine pollution and promote sustainable and healthy marine ecosystems. Twenty-four litter traps have been installed at the river mouths and canals in 13 provinces to prevent waste entering the ocean. The outcomes are satisfactory as the litter traps can productively intercept over 40 tons of waste. This year, Chemicals Business, SCG, is stepping up the litter trap innovation lending its expertise, advancement in polymer material technology, and know-how in engineering design to develop the SCG-DMCR Litter Trap Generation 2 using HDPE-Bone, an upgrade polyethylene compound of HDPE, as a substitute of the material used in generation 1. The new litter trap comes with increased buoyancy and waste interception performance along with UV resistance, long lifespan, and recyclability in line with the circular economy. To celebrate World Oceans Day 2020, SCG delivered SCG-DMCR Litter Trap Generation 2 to 7 coastal provinces which are Rayong, Samut Prakan, Phetchaburi, Surat Thani, Songkhla, Phang Nga, and Krabi to prevent waste from entering the ocean.”