About the Practice
Problem Statement:

Reduces the generation of waste, creates jobs for women during the lockdown.


The waste generated from the growing number of units manufacturing PPE gowns poses a problem for disposal owing to its plastic content. It is in this context, that an idea of converting this waste into mattresses came into the innovative mind of Kochi based entrepreneur, Lakshmi Menon. She engaged local women, who had run out of jobs during the lockdown; to braid the waste material uniformly and tie them up into rolls to form a mattress called 'Shayya'. Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/city/kochi/watch-mattresses-devised-from-waste-of-ppe-manufacturing-units/videoshow/77336442.cms

About the Innovator

Knowledge Provider / Innovator: Lakshmi Menon (Shayya)
City: Ernakulam
State: Kerala
PIN Code 682011

Email: 2pureliving@gmail.com
Contact No: 9895040899.0
Website: http://shayya.in/

Practice Details

GIAN Reference: GIAN/UAL/124

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