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Our main goal is to reduce plastic waste by introducing a more eco-friendly solution that will benefit us all in the long run. Plastic straws are amon ...Read more
Our main goal is to reduce plastic waste by introducing a more eco-friendly solution that will benefit us all in the long run. Plastic straws are amongst the biggest contributors to pollution associated with plastic waste, approximately 1 billion straws are being used a day globally. Our project focuses also on empowering the disenfranchised local communities in Kalimantan, by providing tools and training so that they can benefit from this resources growing naturally in their environment. 40% of the total benefit earned from Purun will go directly to the villages producing these straws. We also see how Purun can help reduce CO2 emissions caused by induced land-fires (mainly peat-land) to give way for palm oil plantations. This economic alternative, could potentially replace palm oil and preserve the peat land because purun grows there in abundance and would be a good incentive to preserve it.