Project Two Good!

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Kedar Sohoni

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Green Communities Foundation is a non profit in the area of Waste Management in Mumbai. Our aim is to save waste from getting dumped, littered or burnt through segregation at source, composting and recycling. We were set up in 2017 and work in Mumbai and rural Maharashtra.


Since the start of the lockdown, Green Communities Foundation (GCF) has been engaged in providing relief packages to needy families in Mumbai city. 


Nearly 7 months in, we have effected the distribution of nearly 18,000 relief kits to at-risk families all over the city. While the city tries to inch back to “normalcy”, the issues being faced by the underprivileged communities persist.


Project Two Good - Collect Plastic, Get Ration!!


The idea behind Project Two Good is to solve two problems at once.

An initiative where the low income and vulnerable communities are encouraged to collect and store all post consumer plastic waste (such as food packets and containers, thin plastics, bottles, sachets, MLP, etc.) [Good 1] which can then be exchanged for an equivalent quantity of dry ration [Good 2].


How does this work? 


Low-income communities are encouraged to collect & store all post consumer plastic waste generated by them - with a focus on low value or non saleable plastic (such as polythene bags, thin plastics, Multilayer Plastic etc.). 


This waste is then brought to a central point in the community, where it is weighed and collected. 


Using the formula 1 kg plastic waste = 1 kg dry ration, beneficiaries are provided with mixed ration for the amount of low value plastic waste brought in by them. This may include grains, pulses, flour, etc.


The plastic waste collected is picked up by our partner recycler and sent for responsible recycling/ co-processing.


What would be the funds used for:


GCF has calculated that the per kg cost for the project would be INR 100/-. For e.g.- To remove 100 kg of low value plastic waste from our environment and provide 100 kg of ration to needy families, the cost would be INR 10,000/-.  


GCF has already collected 250 kg of plastic waste in the last two months and donated 250 kg ration. We now aim to collect 15 tons of plastic waste and donate 15 tons of ration to the needy over the next 6 months. 

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₹ 25,000

Raised
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₹ 1,500,000
24
Days Left
4
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