According to DFC, the proposed project is expected to have a highly developmental impact in Sri Lanka through a business model that provides value to plastic waste, and thus encourages increased recycling. Sri Lanka is estimated to account for a fifth of the plastic trash deposited into the Earth’s oceans each year, and 45% of households in the country still burn their trash. The Project Company helps to reduce waste and strengthen the country’s recycling infrastructure by contracting with local MSMEs to collect plastic bottles, which are then converted into synthetic filament and polyester yarn. Through DFC support, the Project is expected to create jobs in Sri Lanka and contribute to the collection of 6,000 tons of plastic annually.
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