What plans do we have for coconut waste?
As part of the plans to make use of waste, we will create bowls, straws, spoons, and forks from recycled palm wood.
Bowls made from recycled coconut shells. In companies that use coconuts for oil production, the shell is merely considered waste. We will recover what they see as waste, which would otherwise be disposed of by burning, generating significant amounts of CO₂, and give it a second life.
Spoons and forks from recycled palm wood. As an alternative to single-use plastics, we will produce spoons and forks. Our potential customers will include restaurants, hotels, and event companies, and they will also be sold through an online store.
We will also use coconut fiber for substrate manufacturing. In agriculture, it is a byproduct derived from processing the fiber of the coconut shell, the middle layer of the fruit. Based on its physical properties, fine coconut fibers retain water very well, while standard and coarse fibers promote good aeration and drainage. These are just some of the solutions we have planned to implement.
At Kokonut, we are clear about our goal of generating a significant environmental and social impact while providing women with more opportunities and economic independence, positively impacting not only their lives but also those of their families and the entire community.