Waste Less Arugam Bay (WLAB) is an entity focused on building a green and sustainable tourist destination in Arugam Bay. Founded in 2018 by Hendrik Konzok, founder and director, WLAB, operates a manufacturing company making bags and fashion accessories from upcycled materials. WLAB is also engaged in upcycling discarded plastic bottles.
Henry’s team collects about 5000 – 15,000 PET bottles discarded irresponsibly onto roads and waterways. Knowing the value WLAB creates in Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka’s leading plastic recycler Eco Spindles (Pvt.) Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of BPPL Holdings PLC,,also provides recycled polyester yarn that WLAB sources to make tote bags out of recycled plastic.
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