The robes that monks in a temple in Thailand are wearing are made from plastic bottles – a recycling initiative set up by acting abbot Phra Maha Pranom Dhammalangkaro. Photo: Tibor KrauszThe robes that monks in a temple in Thailand are wearing are made from plastic bottles – a recycling initiative set up by acting abbot Phra Maha Pranom Dhammalangkaro. Photo: Tibor Krausz
The robes that monks in a temple in Thailand are wearing are made from plastic bottles – a recycling initiative set up by acting abbot Phra Maha Pranom Dhammalangkaro. Photo: Tibor Krausz

Plastic recycling: temple in Thailand turns used bottles into monks’ robes, and hopes to turn followers into recyclers

  • Buddhists earn karmic credit by donating alms, such as food and monks’ robes, to monasteries. One temple now accepts used plastic bottles as alms instead
  • Processing plants turn the plastic into cloth from which volunteers sew new robes. The project is one of several recycling initiatives the monks have launched

Topic |   Thailand
The robes that monks in a temple in Thailand are wearing are made from plastic bottles – a recycling initiative set up by acting abbot Phra Maha Pranom Dhammalangkaro. Photo: Tibor KrauszThe robes that monks in a temple in Thailand are wearing are made from plastic bottles – a recycling initiative set up by acting abbot Phra Maha Pranom Dhammalangkaro. Photo: Tibor Krausz
The robes that monks in a temple in Thailand are wearing are made from plastic bottles – a recycling initiative set up by acting abbot Phra Maha Pranom Dhammalangkaro. Photo: Tibor Krausz
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