Recycling programs on their own do good for the environment and for society but these for-purpose waste management mechanisms go a step further. For instance, Bulky Bob's offers training to the unemployed and the under-employed, many of whom, after they go through that program, end up entering the permanent workforce. While Bulky Bob is based in the United Kingdom, Waste Concern is a social business based in Bangladesh that utilizes waste to create organic fertilizer for farmers in the country.
Other for-purpose waste management programs are a bit more flashy. For instance, Bombastic Plastix offers supercycled Balian accessories made of plastic bags. They make of the joke of calling their recycled products "garbage" -- and that's not a bad marketing hitch.
8 For-Purpose Waste Management Programs
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Upcycled Rugby Balls
Supercycled Balian Accessories
Waste Management Training
Safe Trash Enterprises
Poverty-Eradicating Furniture Companies