Sniffing Out the Rubber Plantations on Koh Yao Noi - Rant & Roam
You don’t have to walk far from anywhere on this little island, Koh Yao Noi, before your nose hairs start twitching at the scent of a peculiarly acrid odor. That’s because, as I was surprised to learn, there are seriously tons of rubber plantations on Koh Yao Noi! Mmmm… the smell of fresh latex… In fact, rubber is one of the main trades for the island’s largely Muslim population, along with fishing and farming. These stinky, speckled trees stand tall in long, straight lines all along the…
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Para rubber tree misc
Project | VEJA
This process, called FDL (Folha Desfumada Liquida – Liquid Smoked Sheet) allows the rubber tappers to transform latex into rubber sheets, without any industrial intermediary processes. The sheets of rubber are then directly sent to the factory and shaped into soles. This technology permits the Seringueiros to sell semi-finished products and receive a higher income. #veja #vejashoes #vejaproject
Green Business Practices - Kent Elastomer Products
KEP's environmental sustainability means maintaining a balance between nature's capacity to regenerate and the effect of our business on earth.