Cleanup day at Dala

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Just now Inda is at a community cleanup In Dala, Yangon. These cleanups are becoming a thing in Yangon and its great to see — every little bit helps! We’re in this area a lot these days, it’s the township on the other side of the river where the Chu Chu recycling and designContinue reading “Cleanup day at Dala”

Bokashi checkup at Chu Chu

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္ ) Three or four weeks ago we were out at Chu Chu, an entrepreneurial design and recycling business on the “other side” of Yangon, on a sandy lane in Dala. They have already started cleaning up plastic waste from the street and next step is to sort the organics and use it to makeContinue reading “Bokashi checkup at Chu Chu”

Corn cobs: not trash!

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာဘာသာနဲ့လည္းပာတယ္ေနာ္) Whatever you cook or eat or sell or buy that’s food-related generates some form of trash. But while plastic really is super-trash, corn cobs are not. Nor the soft yellow leaves that protect them, nor the cobs that no one eats.

Soil not oil

ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါတယ္ေနာ So many things can be recycled! Even oil barrels. Think how cool it would be to make recycled soil in these, from unwanted organic waste, and grow something beautiful. It’s easy enough to do. Shall we try? /Jenny အရာဝတၳဳအေတာ္မ်ားမ်ားကိုျပန္လည္အသံုးခ်လို႔ရပါတယ္။ဆီေပပါပံုးေတြေတာင္မွပဲေပါ့။ လူေတြမႏွစ္ၿမိဳ႕ၾကတဲ့စားကြၽင္းစားက်န္သဘာဝစြန္႔ပစ္ပစၥည္းေတြကေနေျမဩဇာေကာင္းျပဳလုပ္ၿပီး၊ဒီဆီေပပါပိုင္းေတြထဲပန္းပင္လွလွေလးေတြစိုက္လိုက္ရရင္ဘယ္ေလာက္ေတာင္မိုက္လိုက္မလဲ..စဥ္းစားၾကည့္ဦးဗ်ာ။ လုပ္ဖို႔ကလည္းတကယ္လြယ္ပါတယ္ဗ်။ စမ္းၾကည့္ၾကမလား..??? ခင္ဗ်ားတို႔၊ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔ေနထိုင္တဲ့ကမၻာေျမႀကီးလွပဖို႔အတြက္ပဲဗ်ာ။ လက္တြဲေဆာင္ရြက္ၾကတာေပါ့ေနာ။ /Inda #bokashimyanmar #oilbarrels #recycle #reuse #greenmyanmar  

Cows chewing on plastic

ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါတယ္ေနာ္ It’s hard to imagine anything more tragic than cows chewing their way through piles of plastic waste in the hope of finding some food. In the end they do find some, of course, but their life would be a whole lot easier if the waste was separated from the start. Plastics, recyclables, cow food,Continue reading “Cows chewing on plastic”

Cartons have a value

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Recycling, Myanmar style. Cardboard has a value, so it’s collected. Food and other organic waste has no value, so it’s not collected. But organic waste, in our opinion, is gold — soil for the present, food for the future. Bokashi will make a difference, and it’s probably way easier than we think. /Jenny PsContinue reading “Cartons have a value”

FarmBiz: creating chemical-free farms

(ေအာက္မွာျမန္မာလိုပါေသးတယ္ေနာ္) Here at FarmBiz in the leafier suburbs of Yangon there’s an urban farm. Villas on all sides and nothing the least rural about the landscape. It’s actually a very cool place because it’s so unexpected. Everything here is chemical free.

Great progress!

(English version below) က်မတို႔ပေရာဂ်တ္ပထမေျခလွမ္းေအာင္ျမင္ျခင္းအထိမ္းအမွတ္နဲ႔ဘိုကာ႐ွိျမန္မာအဖြဲ႔ေအးခ်မ္းတိတ္ဆိတ္စြာေအာင္ပြဲခံေနတာ။ ၿပီးခဲ့တဲ့ရက္သတၱပတ္အနည္းငယ္ေလာက္တုန္းက၊ေျဖ႐ွင္းစရာေမးခြန္းအေျမာက္အမ်ားရယ္၊