SCG kicks off selective waste collection pilot project at Long Son 2 primary school

16:32 | 29/10/2020
SCG has rolled out the pilot project for selective waste collection at source at Long Son 2 Primary School in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, manifesting the corporate’s commitment to enhance collaboration between state agencies and private companies, including SCG, Unilever Vietnam, Dow Chemicals, and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in early February to apply the circular economy concept in plastic waste management.
scg kicks off selective waste collection pilot project at long son 2 primary school
SCG began the pilot project for selective waste collection at Long Son 2 primary school

SCG also aligns with the government’s direction to promote the circular economy as an effective means to reduce plastic waste and promote a sustainable future.

Soros Khlongchoengsan, HR director of Long Son Petrochemicals Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SCG shared about the project, “As one of the first initiatives of SCG to promote the circular economy in Vietnam, this project aims to educate young children about environmental issues and selective waste collection mindsets, as well as to call for the participation of teachers and families to extend the movement to the whole community in the later stages. The ultimate goal is to increase the recycling rate and help Vietnam move toward a circular economy.”

In collaboration with Green, a smartcity mobile application in waste management to classify waste at source and accumulate points to redeem gifts, and Gia Linh, a local waste collector and transporter, SCG will initially set forth conditions for teachers, students, and parents to participate in the programme.

scg kicks off selective waste collection pilot project at long son 2 primary school
Soros, HR director of Long Son Petrochemicals Co., Ltd., delivering a speech at the event

Besides training on waste separation and the circular economy, the company has installed two classification bins in each class and six grand bins in each school to let students separate waste. The teachers will be monitoring process and inputting the amount of collected waste in mGreen’s Smartcity application, or the parents can do it at home.

“To encourage students and parents to segregate waste at the source, we will give them incentive gifts after the accumulated points on the mGreen Mobile App - Smartcity application for individuals. High-performing classes will also get rewarded by gifts such as the Doozypack Playhouse by SCG," said Soros.

In Long Son commune, the location of SCG's flagship Petrochemicals Complex in the South of Vietnam, SCG has implemented various projects to improve people's livelihood. Chief amongst those are the Sharing the Dream Playgrounds for Long Son 1 & Long Son 2 Primary Schools, mobile healthcare clinics for locals and scholarships for young people in the community.

The pilot project on selective waste collection will be implemented by SCG at Long Son 1 and Long Son 2 Primary School in 2020. The model is expected to be expanded to Long Son commune and the whole of Vung Tau City.

By Ha Vy

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