'Plastics for Change' Aims to Rid Oceanic Pollution and Aid Plastic Pickers

By: Ady Floyd - Sep 16, 2015
References: indiegogo & fastcoexist
The Plastics for Change campaign is a crowdfunded project that addresses the issue of pollution within rivers, oceans and other waterways. The Plastics for Change project aims to become the world's first fair trade system for urban waste-pickers.

The goal for this project is to create a place where waste-pickers can clean up waterways while making fair wages for their labor. The idea is to ensure that those who are making a living off of cleaning up the environment are not being taken advantage of.

This process ensures that waste-pickers receive a fair trade rate, which is similar to fair trade agriculture initiatives. By providing an organized system that helps both the workers and the environment it creates a mutational beneficial outcome.