Tripura entrepreneur creates eco-friendly utensils from bamboo left-overs
Samir Jamatia, an entrepreneur from the Gomati district of Tripura has made household utensils out of bamboo remnants that get junked at incense stick factories.
Jamatia observed that almost 90 per cent of the bamboo is wasted while manufacturing incense sticks, and the remnants if collected, can be utilised to make environment-friendly utensils.
The entrepreneur collaborated with the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Agartala, to execute this idea. Following this, an incense stick manufacturing company took up the project of making plates and bowls out of bamboo waste.
Bamboo is grown in abundance in Tripura, and Jamatia is a bamboo technologist, who had earlier received appreciation for producing a tea-like brew from the tropical grass.
He said that trials have been successful and a process is underway for commercial production of the utensils.
"With the application of the new technology, the incense stick manufacturing companies can eye huge profits," he said, adding that the idea has already won praise from experts.
(With inputs from PTI)
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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