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

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.