Doi Kham Food Products, Co. Ltd.
As an unavoidable byproduct of their manufacturing processes, thousands of wasted juice cartons accumulate daily at Doi Kham Food Products’ juice packaging factory in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Furthermore, this waste cannot be managed because there are no recycling facilities in the area. Our goal was to find solutions for repurposing the wasted juice cartons in a way that benefitted the community. Our team evaluated Doi Kham’s problem and expectations, assessed the needs of the community, and analyzed the feasibility of different reuse programs. We developed three effective and beneficial solutions: a micro-enterprise plan that will strengthen Doi Kham’s community relations, an educational reuse program for local schools, and a partnership between Doi Kham and a recycling company.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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