At Akshar Forum, students pay their “school fees” with plastic packets from home.
The plastic is processed at the school Recycling Center, which employs at-risk teens after school to help them earn enough money to stay in school.
20-40 packets of plastic are compressed into a single water bottle to form a sturdy Eco-brick.
This small tree planter below was built with approximately 200 bottles and 4,000 packets of plastic, that otherwise would have been burned or dumped in a stream, river, or lake.
Akshar is developing a scalable Recycling Center model that can be replicated in schools throughout India to end the menace of plastic pollution. Will you join us?