Plant Visit

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III. Objectives
The objective of the plant visits is to explore and understand practical study about the field. The students will have a first-hand experience of the technology, business model, operations and maintenance.

The waste plastic factory was our first stop. The Villar Foundation and the local community are in charge of collecting and segregating the plastic wastes, which are then shredded, washed, dried, melted and molded in the plant. The Villar Foundation aims this kind of project not just to clean and protect the environment but to provide livelihood to the poor. They can produce 1000 armchairs in a month.
About 24 kilos of mixed soft plastics such as those used as food wrappers are needed to make a chair, which can be fashioned to look like wooden pieces and comes with replaceable parts. Amazingly, the chairs made up of plastics could last up to 20 years.

From the coconut husk that the vendors gave to the foundation the fiber can be extracted through a decorticating machine, the decorticated coconut will be air dried, then the fiber and the dust will be separated through dusting, the fiber will be twined and lastly they’ll weave it to make a coco net.

To lessen the waste Las Pinas produces the Villar Foundation also started a project to turn wet waste into soil conditioners and Vermicompost through composting. The process is to mix wet waste, mostly food with coconut dust and trichodema fungi that produces enzymes that helps in composting.

Another problem they encountered in cleaning the river was the water hyacinths also known as water lilies that floats on the river and traps more wastes and causes flood when it rains. They found a solution by transforming water lilies into beautiful pieces of arts like decorations and baskets.


After we watched a short video…...

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