Women around the world are finding solutions to the plastic problem.
ReCharkha is an inspirational, non-profit organisation with a mission to:
- UPCYCLE waste to conserve the environment
- set up rural livelihoods and
- create aware citizens of this planet!
The project is named after the traditional Indian charkha (spinning wheel). It employs tribal women and teaches them craft-based skills. They learn how to spin the waste plastic on the wheel then use a handloom to create colourful fabrics.
And these are some of the high quality products.
You can watch the plastic yarn being made into fabric on a handloom in their video: