17-year-old Adithya Banger Rajasthan, has applied an innovative idea for reducing plastic waste. On a trip to China with his family, Aditya came across a unit that was converting massive amounts of waste into the fabric. This technique also created employment in the local area. After coming back to India, he shared the startup idea of producing fabric from plastic with his family.
His family agreed to back the venture and collaborated with a foreign company to set up a manufacturing unit in Bhilwara. The company produces durable fabrics from PET-grade plastic and sells them further so that wearables and other products can be made out of them.
Aditya claims his company has been helping to eradicate almost 10,000 kg of plastic waste since January 2021.
The plastic waste for producing fabric is collected from local sources and households. It is thoroughly cleaned to get rid of all the adulterating substances. After the cleansing process, it is chopped and melted into fine plastic filament. Later, the filament is mixed with cotton to produce high-quality fiber.
Aditya claims that it has been helping to eradicate almost 10,000 kg of plastic waste since January 2021. He used to purchase the waste at Rs 40 per kilograms, which was not very cost-effective. Currently, the company has opened a portal for the general public who are keen to submit plastic waste.
Kudos for the Teenager to find more solutions to solve the Waste Management Problems of the world!