Be the change. Take part in the solution.
Who recycled your plastic waste?
In most developing countries the informal sector is responsible for 80-90 percent of recycling activities. In fact, 1% of the urban population in developing countries rely on informal recycling as their primary household income. The traditional informal recycling supply chain in developing countries is a very exploitative system. The wastepickers at the base of the supply chain face numerous challenges when accessing fair and consistent prices for the discarded plastics they collect. Wastepickers often have multiple barriers to formal employment so when they are unable to make a living from recycling there is no other safety net to sustain their families.
There as never been a more important time to support inclusive waste management infrastructure. The burning of plastic waste is linked to 270,000 deaths a year and our oceans are reaching a point of permanent degradation.
Together we can transform the economic systems that creates a poverty trap for those at the base of the supply chain
Our theory of change
Plastics for Change is empowering the informal recycling economy with mobile technology. Our mobile platform benefits all members of the supply chain and ensues that those at the base receive fair and consistent prices for the discarded plastics they collect. This approach is accelerating the developing of recycling infrastructure in low income communities by creating markets for the plastic waste and creating livelihoods for the people picking up the discarded plastic. Help us reduce plastic pollution through this human-centric approach.
Make A Donation
Earn your recycling karma. 100% of your donation will go towards creating sustainable livelihoods for the urban poor in developing countries.
Create an IMPACT
A contribution will help us scale the ethical sourcing platform and provide additional wastepickers with fair prices for the discarded plastics they collect. Together we can create sustainable livelihoods, fight climate change and address the root cause of plastic pollution in developing countries.
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Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. Add your voice for a better future and inspire others to take action on social media. Your word of mouth is our oxygen.
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