In recent news from PatiHoub, Laos’ first value-chain focused recycling business and a social franchisee of ReForm Plastic, we catch up with their inspiring journey towards transforming plastic waste into valuable products while making a significant impact on the environment and society.
PatiHoub’s main gig? Turning not-so-great plastic waste into awesome, sellable products. They’re taking the fight against plastic pollution right into the heart of Laos, from city streets to countryside lanes, all by giving people good reasons to recycle.
PatiHoub’s admirable mission has garnered support from the EXO Foundation. Their partnership includes funding for seven community waste collection points in Luang Prabang and assistance in creating communication materials to guide waste separation at these collection points.
June was a big month for PatiHoub; they set up three collection points at local temples – Wat Muen Na, Wat Siphoutthabath, and Wat Mai. These collection points were constructed using locally sourced recycled boards, a testament to their commitment to sustainable practices.
PatiHoub isn’t just about recycling; they’re also committed to educating and promoting sustainable waste management practices. In July, they conducted waste management training for teams at hotels, helping them identify different types of waste and how to sort them correctly. This partnership aims to minimize waste sent to landfills.
Wondering what PatiHoub does with all the low-value plastic waste they collect? They turn it into versatile, stylish, and recyclable boards that can be used in various applications PatiHoub’s journey embodies the spirit of innovation, sustainability, and community engagement, offering a promising solution to the plastic waste crisis in Laos.
They are not only transforming waste but also transforming lives, one piece of plastic at a time.