Faculty Advisor

Boucher, Esther F.

Faculty Advisor

Taylor, Steven S.

Project Center

Bangkok, Thailand


Bangkok residents consume over 600,000 plastic items a day resulting in consequences affecting Thailand’s economy, human health, and environment. Partnered with the St. Joseph’s Alumnae Association (SJAA), our project sought to gain an understanding of plastic use and develop methods to reduce plastic consumption in the St. Joseph Convent School (SJC) and its community. We accomplished this by surveying stakeholders and interviewing plastic reduction programs. Our project investigated the reasons for plastic consumption, system limitations that prevent reducing plastic use, and the strengths and weaknesses of programs. We recommended a long-term action plan to SJAA that included sustainability curriculum, alternative materials, a plastic ban, and methods for continued success.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

February 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department