Waste Management Guidelines

GGC is committed to the most efficient disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste to maximize resource use throughout the value chain while minimizing the amount of waste discarded by using a 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) approach at every step of the production process.

In 2020, GGC implemented waste management through various projects, a few are outlined below.

Glycerin Residue Project (Map Ta Phut Integration)

GGC has studied the possibility of utilizing glycerin residue waste as fuel for electricity generation in the Map Ta Phut Power Plant, in Rayong Province. This project can benefit GGC by reducing up to 6,500 tonnes of waste per year and helping to reduce the cost of handling and transporting waste each year.

Spent Bleaching Clay Project

GGC has studied the use of used bleached clay, a waste byproduct from the crude palm oil bleaching process, and when mixed with other fuels it can generate power for the power plant. This can reduce the amount of waste by approximately 1,000 tonnes per year, which can help GGC save about 980,000 THB per year in waste disposal costs.

From efficient waste management, the results of operations can be summarized as follows:
2020
Waste volume (tonnes)
Total amount of waste generated
Amount of waste used/recycled/sold
Total amount of waste discarded