0 shares Share 0 Tweet 0 Pin 0 Share 0 Of all the plastic produced in the world, less than 10% gets recycled, while the rest ends up like plastic trash. So far, it’s estimated that our planet …
Of all the plastic produced in the world, less than 10% gets recycled, while the rest ends up like plastic trash. So far, it’s estimated that our planet has produced 6.3 billion tons of trash.
As a result, we’re facing a global crisis, not just with the environment, but also with our health.
The biggest problem is microplastics — tiny flakes of plastic debris that are now found everywhere - from ocean depths to the peaks of the Himalayas — even in our bloodstream.
This plastic waste mostly affects marginalized communities, especially those living near plastic waste sites.
According to EcoWatch, a company called Thread has taken on a mission to remove plastic waste from developing countries — by empowering local waste collectors to take part in the recycling chain.
The First Mile Initiative provides a fully transparent process of what happens with recycled waste while supporting waste collectors in Haiti, Honduras, and Taiwan.
So far, First Mile’s campaign to turn plastic waste into a valuable resource for struggling communities had turned more than 100 million bottles into shoes, clothes, and other items.
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