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OTS - Study: Stainless steel circular economy significantly reduces the risk of climate change in Thailand (part 2)

2024. March 27. 09:00
Bangkok/Thailand, 27 March, 2024 (APA/OTS) -
Creating good framework conditions for recycling and thus climate protection "The growth perspective in Southeast Asia and thus in Thailand underlines the need for the smart use of our resources in view of the ongoing climate change caused by the emission of greenhouse gases. This is where politics is needed, also in Thailand. Smart recycling creates both economic and environmental benefits for Thai society. To take full advantage of these benefits, policy makers should ensure a level playing field for raw materials and provide favorable operating conditions for the recycling industry," comments Christian Klöppelt, Research Fellow, Fraunhofer IMW as spokesperson for the research consortium. Concretely, the international researchers propose considering the pricing of CO2 emissions in Thailand. Additionally, there's a suggestion to expand the Thai Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy Model to include metal scrap. Moreover, creating conducive operating conditions for the recycling industry is recommended. Lastly, a humble appeal is made to the government to lend support to research, development, and education initiatives in these areas. The study is presented to the professional public on Wednesday, March 27th, 2024, at the Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit, Thailand. About Oryx Stainless Group with its parent company Oryx Stainless Holding B. V. is an internationally leading business group for trading and processing scrap metal as a raw material for stainless steel production. Customers include producers of long and flat stainless steels around the world. On the supplier side Oryx Stainless has a wide, continuously expanding, international procurement base. As a business group that operates worldwide, delivering good service and a transport infrastructure that works smoothly are essential to us. The company guarantees both with their sites in Europe and South-East Asia. Since 2012 Oryx Stainless is present in Thailand via Oryx Stainless (Thailand) Co., Ltd. The company is also present in Southeast Asia with a subsidiary in Malaysia. Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) established in 1959, is a leading international institution for postgraduate studies, emphasizing engineering, environmental sciences, and management studies. AIT's comprehensive academic programs, research endeavors, and practical engagement initiatives equip its graduates for professional excellence and leadership roles both within Asia and on a global scale. Situated amidst lush greenery just north of Bangkok, Thailand, AIT provides a serene and picturesque campus environment conducive to fostering a diverse and cosmopolitan learning atmosphere. AIT's dedication to sustainable development and societal progress has earned it recognition on the global stage. In the 2023 Impact Rankings, which evaluate universities based on their alignment with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), AIT achieved a commendable rank within the range of 201-300 out of 1,591 universities representing 112 countries and regions. This achievement underscores AIT's unwavering commitment to driving positive social change and promoting sustainable practices within its academic and operational endeavors. Ms. Ushnish Tuladhar, M.Eng. On 14 February 1978, the project had permission from Mahidol University, Thailand to develop into the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies. Clearly, the Faculty had developed itself in various aspects focusing more on curricula, researches, seminars and conferences, and training programs. In 1983, the Faculty moved from Ratchasupamitr, Bangkok to Salaya Campus, Nakhon Pathom province. The program is a pathway for graduates to learn and eventually transfer their knowledge and apply their skills to internationally enhance the better environmental conditions. Especially, the program also aware on the global paradigm shift with sustainable development goals (17 SDGs) which is embedded in the National Strategic Plan 20 years for Thailand (B.E. 2560-2580) and the National Plan of Economic and Social Development 13 (B.E. 2565-2569). Asst. Prof. Ratchaphong Klinsrisuk, Ph.D. National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand was established in December 1991 as an autonomous government agency under the National Science and Technology Development Act 1991. NSTDA is affiliated to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, with the Minister serving as the chairman of NSTDA Governing Board. NSTDA is entrusted with an important task to accelerate science, technology and innovation development in Thailand in order to respond to the need of the industry and enhance the country's competitiveness in the global economy, and as a result, making contribution to national economic and social development. Dr. Jitti Mungkalasiri (continues)
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