MAN Lamongan, East Java, Indonesia
Recycling Plastic Trash into Floor Mats
Teacher: Waras, with overall project coordination by R. Chusnu Yuli Setyo
If you hear the word “trash,” surely what comes to mind is a pile of waste that smells terrible. The amount of landfill waste that is unable to be handled properly will cause various problems either directly or indirectly for the people.
Today, one of the biggest problems in our country (Indonesia) is plastic trash because there are many people who use plastic to wrap things we use or buy every day. There is so much plastic waste in our environment and it can’t decompose in a reasonable amount of time. It takes at least 100 or even 1,000 years. It pollutes the land and is bad for the environment.
But, don’t worry because we have a solution that provides additional benefits. We can make many products from garbage, especially plastic trash. One such product is a floor mat. These pictures show how to make these mats from discarded plastic.
We can sell these mats to stores, supermarkets, handicraft markets, and traditional markets by offering them at a lower price.