“The Ban Pong Model” – Building upon a waste management model at Ban Rang Phlub Community in Ban Pong, the Ban Pong Model is a successful expansion at the Amphoe level, winning the Zero Waste Community award in the large-scale village category in 2020 from the Department of Environment Quality Promotion. With support from SCG, 17 local administrative organizations in Amphoe Ban Pong as well as government and private sectors and the locals, the Ban Pong Model aims to expand the zero waste community effort to cover all 183 communities in Amphoe Ban Pong by 2023. In 2020, the Model extended its coverage to 59 communities, resulting in a 93% reduction in organic waste and waste management value of 1.23 million baht. Moveover, it has transformed the Amphoe once plagued with overflowing trash into a clean city. Three of the participating communities were chosen to represent the region for the national Zero Waste Community award including Ban Nong Mai Fao, Ban O I Khieo,and Ban Nong Takhaeng.Ban Nong Mai Fao, Moo 4, Khao Klung district received an honorable mention from the Zero Waste Community award at the national level in its first attempt.