Pinyapel: PH’s Design Center Develops Paper Made From Discarded Pineapple Leaves
Hurray for eco-initiatives!
by Kyzia Maramara | May 16, 2019
The executive director of Design Center, Maria Rita O. Matute, says that pinyapel is a welcome addition to the Philippines’ materials library. On top of indigenous raw materials, we can now explore and include processed agricultural waste as a source for high-value materials.
The Design Center’s Materials Research and Development team brought the idea of pinyapel to life in collaboration with local raw materials supplier and materials converter. The team is committed to producing sustainable, cost-effective, and affordable materials that can enhance Philippine products. The effort also hopes to contribute to local businesses.