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Sugarcane pulp to paper: One man’s environmental mission

Publication date 28 September 2022 | 20:14 | ICT

Every day, Ngorn Makara collects the large blue buckets that the sugarcane juice vendors use to dispose of bagasse – the dry pulpy fibrous material that remains once the juice is extracted – and delivers the containers to the factory he



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