A kilo of rice for plastic waste feeds hungry villagers in the Philippines

Published: Sep 12, 2019, 07:05 PM(IST)
One person's trash can be another person's meal for some villagers in the Philippines with a rice-for-plastics programme launched to help the environment and feed the public. Since June, officials from Bayanan village on the outskirts of Manila started exchanging a kilogram of rice for every two kilos of plastic waste they can accumulate. The waste collected are then given to the national government for proper disposal or recycling.
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