Submitted by: Ragbag
Implemented country: India
Title: Ragbag is a handmade recycled product
Ragbags are stylish products that made by people from the slums of New Delhi (India) and elsewhere from recycled plastic bags. Production is organized by a local NGO that collects the plastic waste, cleans the bags, and develops new products. The project creates jobs for more than 60 collectors and processors in New Delhi and so provides for these people and their families. The first collection was made in 2005. Production has been expanded to a new product line and there are new production sites Calcutta and Bhopal as well as in Cameroon.