Footprint to Climate:

Trash to Treasure

We empower vulnerable youth to earn an income and fight human trafficking through acquiring skills
on transforming plastic waste into innovative earrings and creative art pieces, thus promoting
sustainable practices and showcasing the artistic potential of using recycled materials.

The goal is to upcycle waste for pollution reduction and self-employment. By using discarded packaging materials as art supplies, participants create both community and unique artworks. Our primary project activities:

  • Building unique and sustainable pathways to income generation
  • Reducing plastic waste and other environmental pollution
  • Fostering collaboration to build a supportive network
  • Promoting environmental literacy

As a next step, we aim to scale this project to more communities and to combine it with the project on making solar-powered cooking devices.