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YY Cocktail #9: Reaching Zero Waste through Social Business

March 15, 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:30

I’ve been planning a YY Cocktail event with friends at AIT’s Yunus Centre on Zero Waste and Social Business. We’ll be at The HOME BKK next Wednesday night (March 15th). Event and location info is provided below. Come join us if you’re able.

Program Overview

Waste is a growing problem in Bangkok— Nearly 10,000 tons of waste ends up in landfills every day. Over 90% of our wastes can be reused or recycled, if it is handled properly, but close to 80% currently goes to landfills. Our next YY Cocktail will look at the business opportunity presented by diverting waste from landfills, as well as ways in which social businesses can help close the loop.

Cost 400 Baht (Students with valid id: 200 Baht)


18.00 – Registration & Hobnobbing

18.30 – Welcome words by hosts – Dr Faiz; AIT Yunus Centre & Chris Oestereich; Thammasat SGS/Linear to Circular

18.40 – Zero Waste intro video

18.50 Introductions – Wendy Wuyts

19.00 – Panel – 5 Zero Waste stories

Each speaker has 5 minutes to present their mission and ideas.

  1. Madeleine Recknagel (The Sustainable Self)
  2. Benjamin Lephilibert (Light Blue Environmental Consulting)
  3. Roongtip Luilao (Scrap Lab)
  4. Khun Phata Techatewon (TP Project)
  5. Goustan Bodin (Grow architecture with living trees)

19.30 – Facilitated Q & A

20.30 – Interactive Quiz Game with fabulous prizes!

20.45 – Organic Networking


The Home BKK

120/18 Sukhumvit Soi 23 Soi Prasammit

Bangkok, Thailand


Near BTS Asok / MRT Sukhumvit


What’s a YY Cocktail?

The YY Cocktail is a networking event that brings together social entrepreneurs, investors, students, academia and curious minds to engage in discussion and be inspired by stories of social business innovation and ways in which it is helping to eliminate poverty. Originally launched in the presence of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus, the YY Cocktail is held on a bi-monthly basis in Bangkok, with partner organizations with themes that guide the events’ discussions. Previous YY Cocktails have covered a variety of themes, including Refugee Livelihoods, Responsible Tourism, and Mobile Health.


March 15, 2017
18:00 - 20:30
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AIT Yunus Centre


120/18 Sukhumvit Soi 23 Soi Prasammit
Bangkok, Thailand
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