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RECYCLING

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

WASTE COLLECTION

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.

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

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

Our recycling process is fair trade certified, and implemented through our local project:  Waste Less Arugam Bay

IN 2020, WE OPEN A NEW PRODUCTION  FOR FAIR TRADE RECYCLED PLASTICS.

Do you get as excited about fairly traded plastics as we do?

LANKA UPCYCLES

We are a fair trade certified recycler and manufacturer in Sri Lanka. 

Email: info@riceandcarry.com

Headquarters: Komari, Eastern Province

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