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SHB launches new partnership with Plastics For Change

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By Holly Sherwood

From today SHB has pledged to recover at least 50kg of otherwise ocean-bound plastic for every deal completed.

This pledge is made possible through the launch of our new sustainability partnership with Plastics For Change, an organisation which seeks to change lives through recycling.

Plastics For Change is a humanitarian solution for an environmental challenge, which uses plastic waste as a resource to create better livelihoods and a cleaner planet. Working together we will recover ocean-bound plastic and give directly towards the incomes of waste pickers in Bengaluru, India. Our partnership will help improve the lives of waste pickers, by providing access to more sanitary working conditions and fairer wages.

Plastic pollution is a global crisis, but one that unfairly impacts developing countries and those living in poverty. Every 30 seconds 33 double-decker busloads of plastic waste are burned or dumped in developing countries, and in India, almost a third of waste is uncollected.

This has led to 1.5m people informally working as ‘waste pickers’ in India, their valuable work is having a monumental impact on the future of our planet. Through our partnership with Plastics For Change, we are working with a group of waste pickers from Bengaluru, who call themselves ‘The Green Force.’ The Green Force, and more than 10m other informal waste collectors from across the world are marginalised and live in poverty, which makes them vulnerable to poor working conditions.


We’re partnered with Plastics For Change because we’re fighting for better conditions for both our planet and its people. Find out more about our waste pickers stories here.


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