Bag Lady

Bahree, Megha
November 2007
Forbes Asia;11/26/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 20, p29
The article presents information on Conserve, a nonprofit organization in Delhi, India, founded by author Anita Ahuja. Recycling plastic bags into fashion accessories, her group helps clean up the streets of the Indian capital while bringing more pay and dignity to the downtrodden garbage pickers. She sells accessories, including handbags, jewelry and shoes, to wholesalers for $5 to $15 apiece. The products show up in stores in Great Britain, France and the U.S.


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