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Myanmar to export recycled plastic pellets

Myanmar will be exporting recycled plastic pellets to China under a new agreement, according to an industry body. Arrangements are underway to export the plastic pellets, which are made from melting the old plastic materials, to China, said U Soe Min, acting chair of Recycling Subcommittee which is affiliated to Myanmar Plastic Industries Association. Plastic […]

Eco-friendly solution to the plastic problem

Nature Myanmar, a small company founded by environmentally minded entreprenuers Ko Min Kyaw Zin and Ko Than Zaw Oo, may have found the solution to replacing styrofoam and plastic: areca palm leaves. Areca nuts, or commonly referred to as betel nuts, are fruit of the areca palm tree. Up till now, the leaves that fall […]

RecyGlo cleans up in recycling

Coloured waste bins line the walls of RecyGlo’s office in Yangon. Blue is for paper, red for plastic, green for aluminium and black for general waste. The waste is being separated for recycling. “If the plastic, glass and cans that we discard daily are not systematically sorted, recycled and reused, it will have an impact […]

Organic Poultry Farm Makes Waves in Yangon

Shwe Taung Nyo Gyi farm is making waves in Yangon with its local, organic poultry and natural eggs. The farm, founded in 2017 by friends Zaw Ye Naung and Marn Thu Shein, is certified by the Myanmar Organic Agriculture Group (MOAG). “We are both fathers who wanted to feed healthy, chemical-free foods to our children. […]