Plastic bottles sold every minute
pounds of plastics flows into our oceans each day
The average person uses 315 plastic bottles a year
1,000,000s of containers of plastic waste are shipped and dumped (often illegally) in countries such as India that lack the infrastructure or support to recycle it. It’s from here that plastic finds its way to rivers and waterways and becomes ocean plastic.
The vast majority of informal waste collectors families in Indies are unhoused. They face stigma and are ridiculed by much of society.
Waste collectors get paid a fair wage for the plastic waste they collect. They also get access to healthcare for their families, proper safety equipment, sanitation facilities and other aid.
Supporting waste collectors is a pivotal part of turning the tap off ocean plastic!
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Working with the Plastics For Change Foundation in India, we built a house using building materials made from low quality, hard to recycle plastics. There is now a waste collector, Jayakar and his previously unhoused family of 5, living inside.