One Bangkok and SCG Unveil High-Efficiency Zero Food Waste Solution

One Bangkok has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SCG to develop a plan to manage and convert food waste into fertilizer.

Thailand’s largest integrated developer and SCG plan to use 13 composting units to collect food waste from businesses throughout One Bangkok.

According to One Bangkok CEO Mr. Lim Hua Tiong, the composter is expected to generate surplus organic fertilizer that will be later distributed to local communities and public entities to maintain the city’s parks and gardens.

As part of the partnership, One Bangkok and SCG will employ high-efficiency technology to process food and organic waste, reaffirming their commitment to raising sustainability standards.

The integrated developer also hopes to inspire more businesses and local communities to follow their example and adopt circular economy practices.

The food waste composting system will be installed at One Bangkok from the construction phase and is set to remain operational throughout the development. It was designed to process food waste generated by thousands of construction workers.

Among the estimated results, the project is expected to reduce food waste by 780 kg per day, which translates to 243 tons per year during the construction phase and 12,236 kg per day or 4,466 tons per year when One Bangkok is fully operational.

The system could also bring the amount of fertilizer processed from food waste to 156 kg per day or 49 tonnes per year during the construction phase and 2,447 kg per day or 893 tonnes per year when One Bangkok is fully operational.

Once implemented, the project is also expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.2 tons per day or 367 tons per year during the construction phase and 6,741 tons of CO2 during the operation phase. Estimates showed that it would be equivalent to planting over 40,800 trees during the construction phase and 749,000 during the operation phase.

The waste management solution proposed by One Bangkok and SCG has been very useful in leading properties worldwide, including Heathrow Airport in the UK, Burwood Brickworks shopping center in Melbourne, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Center, and other leading supermarkets in Europe.

The composters operate in a closed-loop system and can break down food waste into fertilizer in just 10 hours without producing unpleasant odors.

Moreover, the composting solution is expected to reduce the amount of food waste by over 80% and produce organic fertilizers and soil amendments with plant minerals under the Agriculture Department’s standards.