Faculty Advisor

Belz, Melissa

Faculty Advisor

DiMassa, Daniel

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand


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

Date Accepted

March 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts