Support waste pickers in India collecting hard-to-recycle plastics

100 points

Roughly 82% of the plastic debris found in oceans originates from Asia. In India, where the federal and municipal recycling collection programs are lacking, most recyclables are collected by informal waste pickers who make their livelihoods by selling these materials.

By redeeming one hundred (100) points, you can directly support local waste pickers collecting hard-to-recycle plastics. To tackle the massive litter problem of hard-to-recycle multi-layer plastic sachet waste, our affiliated nonprofit, the TerraCycle Global Foundation is improving the livelihoods of existing local waste pickers by buying their collections and creating high-value end products from these traditionally low-value materials.

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