Waste management play a key role in SDG 2030 Agenda, especially in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), for responsible consumption and production (SDG 12) and for life below water (SDG 14):
SDG 11.6: By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management.
SDG 12.4: By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimise their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.
SDG 12.5: By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
SDG 14.1: By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.
Developing fully-functional waste management systems and a circular economy contributes positively to achieving other goals, too, for example those for health (SDG 3), decent work (SDG 8) and climate action (SDG 13).
Waste is one of environmental problems of national concern according to the lack of improper management.KMUTT is one of educational institute who has a significant environmental impacts including hazardous waste and municipal solid waste and try to reduce this impacts with possible save the university resources and money. The waste in KMUTT has been concerned on Hazardous waste, Municipal solid waste and Wastewater.
Hazardous Waste Management system in KMUTT
Hazardous Waste in KMUTT mostly came from laboratory waste. Laboratory operations for education and research are the primary hazardous waste-generating activities within KMUTT. The improper disposal of the hazardous waste is a problem of national concern that pollutes the environment and harms to living organisms including human beings. Hazardous waste management has been set up within KMUTT and aim to play an important role to maintain a safe and environmentally responsible within the university.
Municipal solid waste Management system in KMUTT
Municipal solid waste is a serious problem facing in all areas of Thailand including educational institute. The increasing of municipal solid waste generation each year leads to environmental problems. KMUTT is one of educational institute who has a significant environmental impacts including municipal solid waste and try to reduce this impacts Proper management of hazardous waste and municipal solid waste will minimize the risk to students, employees and members of the public and possible save the university resources and money.
Waste Water Management system in KMUTT
Waste Water quality from research buildings, study buildings and natural ponds have to follow the sewerage disposal regulations to monitor the water quality by monthly check up and treatment before disposal to domestic water pipe which send to BMA Domestic Waste Treatment Plant near the university.To monitoring water quality, the effluent from onsite wastewater treatment plant in each building had been analyzed monthly by student teams.