Inauguration of Wash Blocks for Waste Workers
The Coca‑Cola Foundation, in its effort to mitigate waste management problem in Dhaka extended its supporting hand to Cordaid Bangladesh for a new project titled Recycling for the Environment by Strengthening Income & Livelihood of Entrepreneurs- RESILIENT. The project aims to fostering economic and social well-being of waste workers for safe and dignified collection of plastic waste for recycling. It will support to improve knowledge and capacities of the informal waste collectors and associations on creating entrepreneurship and job opportunities for sustainable livelihood through the removal of plastic waste from the ecosystem.
It is forecasted that during the 12-month project period, RESILIENT is going to positively impact 420 beneficiaries. Among them, 400 are waste collectors and 20 are waste aggregators from both Dhaka North City Corporation and Narayanganj City Corporation. The project’s target is to recycle 50tons of plastic waste every month through 6 factories in both City Corporations.