Littering of plastic waste is a major environmental threat to the Indian Sundarbans, a precious eco-system in the Ganges Delta. To tackle this major problem, plastic waste management systems run by local NGOs as social businesses in cooperation with waste pickers and accumulators are being implemented in selected areas of the Indian Sundarbans. The aim of the project is to prototype, test and implement different models of plastic waste systems.
Soceo has developed the models and trialed the prototypes. It has developed a transfer package to allow and enable further knowledge sharing and implementation.