In order to best formulate a plan to tackle the trash problem in Kyaukme, we thought it best to have an accurate idea of how we can make the most impact.
22: arrive in Mandalay
23: depart for Kyaukme, established connection with town committee
24: visited government landfill, started education at Crown English Learning Center, visited recycling shop
25: kite mapping of the town, waste sorts of several homes and businesses, teaching again at CELC
26: visited biggest recycling shop, teaching at CELC
27: departed for Mandalay, traced recyclables from Kyaukme to recycling shop and metal factory, attempted to visit paper and plastics factory
29: departed from Mandalay
Class Survey on Household Waste Content
Survey size: 11 students
Each student counted the type of waste presented in their household trashcan that day
Estimated Gross Profit of the Chain
~ $30 million /day
Therefore we can safely conclude that the recycling industry is at least a multi-million industry in Myanmar.
Planned Future Solutions and Collaboration