Garbage Cafe

Get meals in exchange for plastic waste.

Courtesy - India Times

What?

1 kg of plastic waste gets you a full meal and 500 grams gets you a hearty breakfast.

 

The plastic collected is then sold to the Municipal Corporation to process it further to make roads out of plastic.

 

Ambikapur is the second cleanest city in India.

How?

Ragpickers in Indian cities collect plastic waste and try to earn some money by selling the waste for recycle/reuse. Despite all of this, they still don't manage to have a hearty meal.

To ensure these homeless people get to eat a good meal, the country's first garbage cafe has been launched in Chhattisgarh. 

 

Under this, the Municipal Corporation will provide food to the poor and homeless in lieu of plastic waste.

 

Persons fetching 1 kg plastic waste will be offered a full meal while those collecting 500 grams waste will get a substantial breakfast.

 

The cafe will operate from the city's main bus stand, said Mayor Ajay Tirkey who presented the city's municipal budget on Monday.

 

There is a plan to provide free shelter to the homeless who collect plastic waste.

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