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Plastic waste converted to fabric by Rajasthan’s startup

Sep 21, 2021
Plastic waste converted to fabric by Rajasthan’s startup

Aditya Banger, a 17-year-old boy from Rajasthan who is actively involved in reducing plastic waste, has set up “Trash to Treasure” company that turns plastic waste into the fabric. 

The boy is from the Bhilwara district and comes from a family that runs a textile manufacturing business called Kanchan India Limited. Aditya went on a trip to China with his uncle to bring new fabric manufacturing techniques. There he came across a unit that was involved in the conversion of waste into fabric by churning clothes and wearable. This not only reduces waste that ends up in landfills but also helps in the production of fine quality materials and creates employment in the local region.

He was so fascinated with the idea and started his own start-up with the support of his family. He also got seed funding from Kanchan India Limited. He also collaborated with a foreign company so that he can establish a manufacturing plant in Bhilwara. The company is known to produce durable fabrics from PET-grade plastics and sells them so that wearable and other products can be made. The company collects waste from households, local sources, and cleanse it so that adulterations can be removed.  This waste is then melted and chopped into fine plastic filament and is later mixed with cotton so that the fibre can be produced.

Source – News18

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