Would you throw away plastic if it is worth money? Probably not. With this in mind, Joe Green has set up his project, teaching people to convert worthless plastic waste into a valuable bag or wallet that generates an income. With the money earned, the bag- and wallet makers can bring food on the table for their families.
This process consists of four steps: collecting plastic, washing, flat ironing and sewing wallets and backpacks. After this process, Joe buys the bags and wallets from the bag makers and tries to sell them via social media. Because Joe buys the bags directly from the makers – without waiting for market demand – the bag makers are assured of a direct income and he shows the makers that plastic trash can provide them with food on the table. To give an example: with three sold wallets, bag maker Jelyn Benedicto can buy enough rice to feed her and her son for two days.
More information and request for donations https://onepercentclub.com/nl/projects/from-trash-to-cash/plan