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BANGKOK (NNT) – The Circular Economy concept is now being promoted by many sectors for actual implementation in daily lives and in business. A world-class meeting has taken place to promote circular economy businesses which focus on the upcycling of materials.

The GC Circular Living Symposium 2020: Tomorrow Together event, promotes the actual implementation of the Circular Economy concept in real life practices, paving the way for a revolution of natural resources consciousness.

The event, organized by PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) and partners, showcased items made from upcycled materials, such as clothes, bags, and shoes, as well as other items.

Participants will learn from persons promoting the circular economy concept from around the world, including their vision and management strategies for sustainability, along with the smart garbage management system, innovations in recycling and upcycling, and the integration of community wisdom to give garbage added value.

The Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Varawut Silpa-archa said today the event marks a significant step in the country becoming a society of recycling, and is also an important step in the drive towards being a circular and green economy.

He said Thailand is ready to implement technologies in the upcycling process, and encourage the general public to choose environmentally friendly products.

Meanwhile, PTTGC’s CEO Kongkrapan Intarajang said he is confident the event will help spark business ideas on a circular economy, and create momentum for the circular economy concept to result in practical implementations.

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