Empowering the surfing havenBack
Providing unique experiences all year round, the laid back surfing capital of Arugam Bay is not merely about great waves, but boasts an eco-minded lifestyle. Visit two distinctive ventures in Arugam Bay that have taken the anti-waste movement to the next level. Get to know about how they contribute to preserve the eco-system of this blissful coastal town while empowering the local community.
First, visit a special waste management facility operated in the heart of Arugam Bay. This waste management venture recycles discarded plastic bottles as well as cans as a practical solution to eliminate plastic pollution in Arugam Bay. In an area where there is a lack of proper waste management systems, this facility is dedicated to create a waste-free Arugam Bay. This venture also provides comprehensive solutions to go plastic-free. Next, stop by another eco-conscious venture just 20 minutes away from the town. This venture transforms traditional rice bags into chic pouches, laptop covers, handbags and many more useful items. This social enterprise empowers local women who are unable to secure employment in order to support their families. With their talent of sewing and stitching, this venture ensures that they have economic support. The end products of their labor not only earn them a living but also enable them to contribute towards environmental conservation. You can also browse through the collection of stylish products on display.