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Providing Alternatives to Plastic Bags effectively protecting Environment and Employment generation for the underprivileged Women by making newspaper bags by Pune Central

Providing Alternatives to Plastic Bags effectively protecting Environment and Employment generation for the underprivileged Women by making newspaper bags
01 Aug, 2017

Beneficiaries : 99999

Cost : 100000

President : Ravi Kapoor

Rotarian Team : NA

Non Rotary Partner : NA

Description :
The project involves training underprivileged people in making 25 kinds of multi walled paper bags out of old newspapers and helping them sell the bags to local shops. Since inception, 10000+ people have been trained in 650+ workshops producing 100 million bags, and generating US$ 3 million. This has enabled 5000+ people to earn upto $60/month. Over 4000 shops regularly use these bags. The bags are pasted with stickers carrying messages about Rotary programs like Polio, Aids awareness, Blood donation, Girl child protection, Road safety, Environment protection. Rotarians collect about 100 Metric tons of newspaper every year for this project. The project has spread to multiple locations in India and abroad, involving 35 Rotary, 10 Interact, 10 Rotaract and 10 Inner Wheel clubs, and 50 other NGO’s. 15 Corporates have also taken up this project under their CSR activity. This year over 40 million bags have been sold by over 5000 people, generating in excess of US$ 1.2 million. 50+ camps has been done in this rotary year at various places, colleges, companies, With Pune Municipal Corporation banning use of plastic bags the project has received a major shot in the arm. RCPC is ramping up the activity multi-fold to make an impact both on environment & employment generation in underprivileged women including those in Focus Community of Mulshi Taluka.

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Providing Alternatives to Plastic Bags effectively protecting Environment and Employment generation for the underprivileged Women by making newspaper bags Providing Alternatives to Plastic Bags effectively protecting Environment and Employment generation for the underprivileged Women by making newspaper bags Providing Alternatives to Plastic Bags effectively protecting Environment and Employment generation for the underprivileged Women by making newspaper bags

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