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Conscious Innovation Projects
Social Plastics is an art intervention and non-profit society promoting humanitarian and sustainable development in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) of the United Nations through the implementation of social projects. The transfer of technology and expertise related to the recycling of plastic waste allows for a development of local and informal humanitarian recycling systems, while simultaneously promoting the reduction of environmental pollution and raising awareness. Moreover, people are empowered to achieve sustainable economic independence through direct plastics processing and value added, hence promoting the societal development of local communities.
Based on the expertise of realized interventions in Mexico, India and Syria, Social Plastics will initially be implemented in three new pilot projects. Additionally, an international platform will be set up to coordinate the wider network. Following this pilot phase, the system of train-the-trainer approach, international technology transfer and local networks will be rolled out globally and linked via an international platform.
Social Plastics goals. Poverty reduction, societal and economic development, social responsibility and environmental awareness.