Burning of crop waste is a well-known seasonal environmental problem in rural parts of India. The practice has significant harms for other stakeholders in local areas.
By purchasing cellulosic crop products from farms and processing these outputs, a value-added product is created for the pulp and paper industry.
As a result, farmers can be compensated for what was previously considered a waste material, and burning of this material can be mitigated.
By making it easy to monitor harvests by remote sensing and trigger related crop purchasing offers, the OLN can make possible a new circular business model.