Recycling used yoghurt cups to save environment, tackle dengue crisisView(s):
Go Green Lanka Recyclers, whose main production facility is to be located in Kalutara, has taken an initiative to collect, clean and recycle yoghurt cups, drinking cups, plastic bowls and other plastic products made out of High Impact Polystyrene.
This would be the first time that such a project is being implemented in Sri Lanka for this particular type of plastic, the company said. They plan to offer a reasonable price for the ones collected, so that the collectors could be assured of a reasonable income whilst assisting the country to eradicate a serious menace. Initially, the collections would be from the Western Province and from certain selected garbage processing centres only.
The entire island would be covered in the second stage of the project. These cups are often found to block drains, waterways and even rivers, and said to contribute towards the spreading of serious epidemics such as dengue.comments powered by Disqus