Plastics For Change
One day, a waste worker collecting plastic in his neighborhood in Bangalore in Southern India, was bitten by a dog. He fell ill and was not able to work for the following two weeks.
His only income was what the local scrap shop paid for what he collected. Without any savings, he was unable to put food on the table placing his family in a precarious position.
On the other side of the world, brands such as The Body Shop, are willing to pay for recovered plastic to include in their products. But they want plastic to be collected under fair conditions.
Today we were talking to. Almac from the organization, Plastics for Change.
He is making a change by applying fair trade principles to the collection of plastic waste in Bangalore.