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Vietnamese companies try to make money with garbage

While a lot of paper plants have to cut down the productivity or stopped operation because of the high inventories, other companies have to gear up their production to satisfy the market demand.

One of them is the Dong Tien Paper and Packing Company, which makes ecological roofing products from waste milk cartons, has been seeing its products selling like hot cakes.

Two years ago, Hoang Trung Son, President of Dong Tien, decided to set up a production line to make the products, believing that eco-products would be in high demand in the near future.

The production line includes two hydraulic machines with the total capacity of 50 tons per day which collect pulp to make high quality surface paper for carton boxes. Besides, the aluminum and plastics to be detached from pulp would be used to make ecological roofing products. Dong Tien can churn out 12,000 roofing plates a month with the production line.

This is the only production line of this kind in Vietnam. According to Son, ecological roofing products can satisfy the demand of the majority of consumers, because they can be used to roof houses or cover farms. The products are durable, cheap and convenient.

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