It is our responsibility to protect the planet.
With the rise of tourism in Sri Lanka, environmental challenges rise too. More tourists mean more plastic waste.
However, in most places, there is no proper waste management system.
What happens with all the trash?
It is burnt in backyards, releasing toxic fumes.
It goes into landfills, which are often badly maintained.
It ends up in rivers, lagoons and the ocean.
Plastic waste endangers humans, animals and nature.
WE ARE THE FIRST WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING COMPANY VERIFIED BY THE WORLD FAIR TRADE ORGANISATION.
How we recycle
We collect plastic bottles along the Eastern coastlines, making sure they do not end up in the ocean.
After collecting, we bale the PET bottles and send them to a recycling facility. There, the bottles are turned into 100% recycled plastic polyester yarn.
RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCTS
Plastic waste is a great material to make new products, such as buckles, surf wax combs or key tags.
To create new products, we shred the plastics and melt them with an injection molding machine.
All our recycled plastics products are fair trade certified and made with plastics collected on Sri Lanka's coastlines.
It is important to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis. At the Waste Less Arugam Bay centre, we educate tourists, school children and business owners.
To reduce the consumption of PET bottles, we also created an online platform for tourists to locate their nearest water refill station: www.getwater.lk