BMTP signed an MOU and received used fluorescent lamp (mercury) from Phrakesa’s sub district for treatment under CSR program
Due to the limited availability of sustainable mercury waste treatment technology in the country, as well as economies of scale, wastes generated in the Phrakesa municipality are treated by landfill and incineration. Because household waste can also contain toxic chemicals, landfill and incineration create significant threats to human health as well as a threat to environment from air emissions and leakage to ground water.
Since 2013 BMT Mercury Technology Pacific (BMTP), is the leading mercury waste management in the region. Under a Corporate Social Responsibility program BMTP signed an MOU with Sub-district Administrative Organization of Phrakesa to accept used fluorescent lamps (mercury) in Phrakesa’s sub district for treatment. BMTP will treat used fluorescent lamp from 6 villagers (13,928 households). BMTP will also assist SAO to create awareness and share knowledge of waste separation with villagers.