We recycled the World’s First Fair Trade Plastic.

We partnered with The Body Shop to help millions of waste-pickers receive fair and consistent incomes and mitigate the plastic pollution crisis.

This year we will scale our platform to a new seaside community. You can make a difference by donating to our crowdfunding before June 8th, so we can double our recycling efforts and provide jobs for the urban poor.

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Plastics For Change enables global brands and manufacturers to source high-quality plastic from responsible supply chains.

Plastics For Change is a for-profit social enterprise. We use mobile technology to reduce plastic pollution and provide dignified livelihoods for the urban poor.

Our platform catalyzes the recovery and recycling of plastic waste in a profitable manner while helping brands meet and exceed their extended producer responsibility.

We fortify recycling businesses that pay wastepickers decent incomes, train them in techniques that boost their incomes, and make investments that benefit entire communities. With your support, we can break the cycle of poverty for millions around the world.

Did you know over 3 billion people lack access to formal waste management?

So where does this plastic end up? Well unfortunately a lot of this plastic waste ends up flowing into our rivers and oceans. In fact by 2025, there is expected be 1 tonne of plastic for every 3 tonnes of fish in our oceans. But, this can change, our program helps to create dignified livelihoods to address the root cause of plastic pollution in developing countries.   

Our mobile platform is creating sustainable livelihoods to reduce plastic pollution 

We've adopted strategies from fair trade agriculture and applied them to the informal recycling economy in developing countries. Our deal process and mobile platform provides urban waste pickers with access to fair market prices.  This ethical sourcing platform enables our corporate partners to immediately improve the social and environmental impact of their products, while increasing the value of their goods with today’s conscious consumers. Learn how your favourite brands can purchase ethically sourced plastic

Help transform discarded plastics into a resource for positive change

This initiative is about transitioning the industry towards a circular economy and measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.  We've partnered with global brands and manufacturers to catalyze real change in communities that need it most. Help us scale our ethical sourcing platform and create positive change through responsible supply chains. Get Involved In The Circular Economy.