Plastic Waste Collection & Recycling
The plastic program in Madhya Pradesh is an impactful initiative that promotes sustainable plastic waste management practices in rural communities. Plastic pollution is a pressing global issue that has severe environmental and health consequences. According to a report by the United Nations, only 9% of the world's plastic waste is recycled, and 79% ends up in landfills or the environment, such as oceans and rivers.
The SMG plastic program addresses this problem by incentivizing waste pickers, local collectors, and recycling agents to collect, segregate, and recycle plastic waste through affordable and scalable methods. The program not only helps to reduce plastic pollution but also provides a livelihood for waste pickers and local collectors. The premium and incentives offered by SMG make the previously unprofitable collection, recovery, and recycling operations viable, thus promoting financial sustainability for stakeholders.
In addition to the economic benefits, the program also raises awareness about plastic waste management practices and encourages the adoption of sustainable behaviors. The SMG campaign activities, both digital and in-person, serve as a valuable tool to inform and educate communities about the impact of plastic pollution and the importance of proper waste management.
Power in numbers
tons of carbon
Faster cooking enabled women and girls to pursue other jobs
Frequent visits of deployed ICS for monitoring and service
Lower biomass fuel usage, reducing carbon emissions
100+ new jobs were created as the scope of the project
60000+ beneficiaries experience lower indoor air pollution
Lasting Impact & Happy Faces...
With the following project, we were able to positively impact the lives of more than 60,000 beneficiaries in India.
They not only have a cleaner and safer house and air but also save much money which was being used earlier to purchase firewood