The Department of Environmental Quality Promotion (DEQP) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) launched the Zero Waste School Project in 2013. This was to celebrate the birthday anniversary of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. In 2015 she celebrated h The Project promoted schools in Thailand which are campaigning on reducing, reusing and recycling waste and garbage. This project also raises awareness among Thai students on environmental protection, an idea leading to clean schools and a green society. This year, the project organizer gave the Zero Waste School awards to 60 out of 498 academic institutions.
The schools allowed to enter into the competition are divided into 2 main groups. The first group includes kindergartens and primary schools and the second is for secondary schools, vocational colleges and universities. Selection of award-winning schools was carried out in two phases. First to consider each school’s project proposal; then a National competition, in which only 60 nominees participated. Ban Boh Fai Municipal School in Hua Hin was selected for the national competition and won the 50,000 THB award for the Zero Waste School in the primary school group. The Director and students from the school will go to Bangkok to receive the award and trophy from HRH Princess Sirindhorn in December.