Ambili Prasannakumar began to make the mats during the lockdown. She says that the mat making helped her to stay “tension free”.
There have been many who have tried to minimise the use of plastic. For Ambili Prasannakumar, the sheer number of plastic items in her own home was too much for her to bear.
“It is difficult to go a day without encountering plastic, be it the milk cartons, food packages, food containers, water bottles, feminine hygiene products and the list goes on,” says the Pathanamthitta native.
It was with the purpose to reduce the amount of plastic found in her trash at the end of the day, that Ambili found an alternative way to reuse plastic.
“It is really difficult to avoid plastic from our lives. Even if we try to use cloth bags and other alternatives, the reign of plastic doesn’t end there. While thinking about how to clean the plastic covers at home, I got an idea. ‘Why don’t I reuse the plastic without harming the environment’ — I…