A VILLAGER from Ngathayauk township in Mandalay Region is making money from recycling throwaway sachets of instant coffee mix into mats.
The mats, made from old packaging material have captured the attention of people from surrounding villages.
High demand for such mats has created employment for local residents, thereby increasing family incomes, a local said.
“We collect old sachets of some brands and rinse them with soap. We trim off the edges of the packets before weaving them into mats,” the villager said.
The mats come in sizes for one person and three persons. A single mat costs K7,500 and a triple mat, K15,000.
Ye Win Naing (IPRD)