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Waste Management
Waste disposal is a global environmental problem. Waste to landfill has dangerous effects on human health and the environment. ThaiBev is committed to reducing solid waste to landfill from its production facilities to the necessary minimum or zero. The aim is to lessen the waste-related impacts on the environment and on the living conditions of neighboring communities, including their basic right to have access to resources such as clean air and clean water.
ThaiBev aims to optimize resource utilization throughout the value chain, by collaborating with stakeholders to adopt the 3Rs principle (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). Waste management initiatives include post-consumption packaging management, using waste products to generate energy, and managing by-products.

Recognizing its responsibility to communities, society, and the environment, ThaiBev has implemented a waste hierarchy system on the circular economy principle, emphasizing reuse, re-manufacturing and recycling, to prevent and mitigate waste-related impacts.

Towards 2025 and Beyond
Zero waste
to landfill by 2040
Types of Waste by Weight and Percentage 2022
Type of Waste Tonnes Percentage
Waste that is reused/recycled/sold 39,714 83.62
Waste disposal to landfill 2,262 4.76
Waste incinerated with energy recovery 5,070 10.68
Waste incinerated without energy recovery 5 0.01
Waste otherwise disposed 442 0.93
Towards 2025 and Beyond
Granular Ash as Soil Improver / Conditioner
Powdered ash is the waste generated from evaporation and incineration of vinasse, effluent from the distillation process, to produce steam for internal use. At present, powdered ash is sold as an ingredient to fertilizer manufacturers, due to its nutrient value to plants. However, sales of powdered ash from the production facility are slow, with some portion being kept in stock that may have to be disposed to landfill.

In order to solve the problem, ThaiBev has innovated a new product, granular ash, for fertilizer manufacturers. It is more convenient to use as a soil improver/conditioner and no landfill is required. In 2022, granular ash’s sales volume increased to 35% of the total of powdered ash (5,000 tonnes). to landfill by 2040