ThaiBev is fully mindful of the impact that its expanding operations can have on the environment and society. Improving the locals' quality of lives and reduce climate and environmental damage at the same time.
Cullet Production from broken glass is a new operation added to existing Glass Bottle Recycling Program, implemented at 7 out of 31 sites across Thailand. The production involves purchasing of dirty-broken glass and
producing cullet suitable for glass manufacturers.
The cullet production process consists of
- Separation process for unwanted materials from the dirty-broken glass such as metal, aluminum, and labels,
- Crushing process to produce cullet.
ThaiBev purchased clean-broken glass from 15 main suppliers and dirty-broken glass from 378 small local suppliers. The clean-broken glass will be sent directly to glass bottle manufacturer while dirty-broken glass will be sorted and stored for later processing.
In 2018, ThaiBev purchased 8,790,537.20 kg. of dirty-broken glass from 378 local suppliers at the cost of 20,625,924.20 THB. Estimated job creation ratio of 1 family per 1 supplier was used to calculate income for
family/supplier. This job creation is providing a supplementary income in collecting broken glass within
the community and reducing the waste that considered dangerous for them. The income received in 2018 was
54,565.90 THB/family/supplier, which helped the family reducing household expenses.