This inspiring news comes to us from Rajasthan, India.
The world can be a better place with the help of everyone contributing. For Aditya Banger, a young boy from Rajasthan, this is his responsibility and he is doing his bit to reduce plastic waste.
In 2008, 15-year-old Aditya founded the company “Trash To Treasure”, which turns plastic waste into fabric. It was inspired by his trip to China with his uncle two years ago when he was in the 10th standard. The trip’s purpose was to see and bring new fabric manufacturing techniques to the Indian land, and that is exactly what they achieved. They came across a unit that was converting massive amounts of waste into a fabric that can churn clothes and wearables. Along with reducing waste that would eventually end up in landfills, the process also produces fine quality materials and integrates employment in the local areas.
After returning from China, Aditya was captivated by the idea of creating a brand that is made of fabric. He pitched the idea to his family and secured seed funding from a private company. He also collaborated with a foreign company to set up his manufacturing plant in Bhilwara
The company processes and sells PET-grade plastics for textiles. They are durable enough to be used in various industries such as textiles. The waste material used is usually collected from local sources and households before undergoing a deep cleansing process to remove contaminated substances. It is then chopped and melted into fine plastic filament, which when mixed with cotton becomes the fiber. Currently, the fabric is made by the parent company and then sold to other companies who will make clothes using the same.
As of today, the company recycles 10 tonnes of plastic on a daily basis. However, the daily cost of purchasing plastic is turning out to be expensive for his business. Now, he requests plastic waste directly from residents who are collecting them for recycling.
PET grade plastic is required, and it does not need to be washed or cleaned. It can be sent to our facility in its current state, and they will clean it before utilizing it to make yarn. If anyone wishes to donate PET grade plastic waste to help Trash to Treasure can do so by connecting with Aditya and by sending the waste to A 110 Shastri Nagar, Bhilwara, 311001, Rajasthan or by checking out their social media handles.
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