3 weeks Upcycling Buddhist monk leads push to cut plastic waste in Myanmar Inquirer
YANGON --- When a prominent Buddhist monk in Myanmar noticed a surge in plastic waste generated by residents in his Yangon neighborhood during the pandemic, he decided to do something about it. But Abbot Ottamasara, who runs the Thabarwa meditation center, was taken aback by the response to his request for plastic containers as a substitute for bowls used by his monastery to feed thousands of people in need. Helped by dozens of volunteers, his team now receives several thousand used plastic bottles a day from the community, with some recycled as food containers and others incorporated into building materials ... more