Plastic for Change - Changing lives through recycling

Last Modified: Thu Sep 08 2016 06:07:28 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 8 trillion
    pounds of plastic exists on our planet.
  • 9%
    of plastics are all thats recycled globally.
  • 3 billion
    people in developing countries don’t have access to proper waste management. In these high poverty areas, plastic is often thrown onto the streets - eventually making it’s way into oceanbound waterways.
  • 8 million
    tons of plastic enters the ocean each year.
  • 50%
    of all marine mammals now have plastic in their gut.
  • 2 billion
    people living on less than US $2 a day, present an enormous opportunity to reduce poverty through recycling.
  • 30 million
    waste pickers around the world make a living by collecting waste despite often difficult conditions. Fair trade model insures that waste pickers receive a high value for their plastic. By increasing the value of discarded plastics, we can enhance the livelihoods of waste pickers while preventing plastic pollution.