Students attempting to change mindsets about #Plastic waste and consumption by implementing a social business model through peer-to-peer collaboration

Students attempting to change mindsets about plastic waste and consumption by implementing a social business model through peer-to-peer collaboration

Our group of students is trying to change mindsets about plastic waste and consumption by replicating a successful model of paying communities to hand-pick plastic for recycling. The model is from Plastic Bank and it already operates in Brazil, Indonesia, Haiti and Philippines where they have already seen transformative benefits.

In the last months, our team of 3 has secured a small but crucial funding that will cover the first 4-week trip to Ghana, where we will do a field research. We have been developing strategy and promotional materials and started establishing links with potential partners in Ghana. But there is a limit to how much 3 people can do. We are now looking for participants to co-create this project in a peer-driven network. For this reason, we created r/Collaborate4nature. (If you go there, please check the brochure first)

This can be an interesting opportunity for you if:

  • You are concerned about the environment
  • The thought of being part of a project from the very beginning doesn’t scare you but rather tickles your imagination
  • You see problems as obstacles, rather than walls. And you understand that change is possible.

Many thanks for consideration!

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