Up to 5 trillion plastic bags are used every year. It's time for everyone to get on board to #BeatPlasticPollution. Join the push for #WorldEnvironmentDay on 5 June - learn how to get involved via the link in our bio ⬆️⬆️⬆️💚🌍🌏🌎
In the city of Pune in western India, a group of marginalized women are at the forefront of a campaign to clean their city.
Pune is home to India’s first wholly self-owned cooperative of self-employed waste pickers – what could be called Pune city’s all-women cleaning army. Through an agreement with the Pune Municipal Corporation, more than 3,000 women workers provide door-to-door waste collection services to over 600,000 homes in the city, recycling more than 50,000 tonnes of waste a year.
The workers segregate the waste that they collect into either recyclables— paper, plastics, metals, and glass—or wet waste, which is taken for composting. Known as “SWaCH” (Solid Waste Collection and Handling), the co-operative has developed a significant composting operation, which sees wet waste turned into valuable natural fertilizer. #BeatPlasticPollution#WorldEnvironmentDay#India#Pune#SWaCH 📷 Kagad Kach Patra Kashtakari Panchayat/SWaCH
The future can be clean and bright - action to combat #climatechange could create millions of new job opportunities & more than offset losses in traditional industries, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization. #renewables#environment#sustainability