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Turning plastic trash into high fashion | Global Ideas | DW.DE | 05.03.2013

March 19, 2013

An initiative in Burkina Faso is tying together eco protection with women’s empowerment. The group fashions skirts and handbags from used plastic bags. The proceeds go towards improving the lives of the seamstresses.

Susan Davis Cushing‘s insight:

Ten Years later: a full-circle plastics recycling project that enables, trains and educates the women involved. Compare this with a projects that “gives’ a pair of shoes to someone when another pair is puhcased. One pair of shoes will not change a person’s life. Training, providing earnings, a repurposing the dearth of platics in the evironment is a project mocel we can all get behind. sdc

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