Categories: Education, Energy, Environment, Health, Transportation
Cambodia has several public health and environmental issues and people generally lack information on these two subjects. Naga Earth has decided to tackle some of them:
- heavy air pollution caused by cars and motorbikes
- used cooking oil restaurants sell to street food vendors
- lack of knowledge on bacteria and why soap is useful
- huge amount of plastic waste
Naga Earth gets used cooking oil from restaurants and hotels in Siem Reap to turn it into glycerin soap and biodiesel fuel. It is an interesting solution to air pollution as biodiesel fuel is less contaminating than petroleum diesel and it is a renewable energy source. It also helps prevent street vendors from using used cooking oil.
The company also builds machines to re/upcycle plastic bags, reducing waste and offering it a new life. But one of Naga Earth’s primary goals is to educate young people in schools on the use of soap. Naga Earth also offers training on waste management for restaurants in exchange of used cooking oil, making the fuel more affordable and partner restaurants more sustainable.
A POSITIVE ENGINEERING PROJECT
- A clean burning diesel fuel replacement
- Preventing cooking oil to be consumed several times
- Making the product and educating the population on how to use it and why
- Working with local communities
- Training restaurants on waste management
- Raising awareness on plastic waste reduction
Naga Earth is also making Precious Plastic machines.
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