Geotextiles Follow an Oil Spill

In the Phillipines, a “capability-building” program helps poor Fillipinos gain skills for better employment. The program is also helping many who were affected by an oil spill nine months ago. One project now trains people in copra (coconut) geotextile production. In much of Southeast Asia, the word “geotextile” is often used to sign erosion control blankets.