People could benefit from oil palm fronds, such as the people of Mekar Jaya Village in Pelalawan Regency, Riau Province, who have a gallery called Maju Jaya Lidi. At this gallery, the craftsmen, who are mostly women, have been using palm fronds to increase their income. The people of Mekar Jaya Village use sticks made from palm fronds to create a number of handicrafts, such as trays, plates, fruit baskets, glass holders and other handicrafts that are then sold to gain income. In addition, at Asian Agri, the liquid waste leftover from producing oil palm or Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) is recycled and then used as fertilizer or fuel for a bio-digester or a tool that is used to break down and convert organic waste into biogas.
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