In Munshiganj, polythene discarded from garment factories, various plastic wrappers or waste are being recycled to make colorful yarn. Nylon rope is being made by twisting that yarn.
Like a factory in the open field. Yarn being rolled. This busyness lasts from dawn to dusk. On an average, about 200 kg of rope is made per day in each yarn mill.
Colorful yarn is made by recycling discarded plastic bags and various plastic packaging and waste from garment factories. Nylon rope is made by twisting that yarn.
Huge work on the yarn mills in the open field at Panchasar in Munshiganj. The products are being exported to various countries including India and Nepal. There are a total of 25 yarn factories in the district for recycling waste.
The workers of the yarn mill said that this rope is being exported to different countries of the world. However, most exports are to India.
These plastic wastes used to pollute the environment. Instead of destroying soils, rivers and canals, they are contributing to the manufacturing sector. That waste is used as the only raw material in these factories.
Waste is cut in the cutting machine. The pressure is created by drying in the sun and then melting in a machine. The hot pressure is dipped in water and cooled to form small grains in another machine. These grains are machine-dried with the color of choice. Then the yarn is made in a ‘plastic stutter’ machine.
When the workers of these factories claim that their wages are low, the owners say different things.
Abdur Rashid Sardar, owner of Cephali Enterprise in Munshiganj’s Panchasar Durgabari area, said they have a profit of around Rs 500-600 a day, excluding workers’ wages and factory rent.
This industry is making multifaceted contributions. So the government is also thinking of sponsoring them.
Munshiganj Sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Hamidur Rahman said, their work deserves praise. We will stand by them on behalf of the administration and we will cooperate as much as possible.