Purses from Plastic

Hardman, Chris
September 2009
Americas;Sep/Oct2009, Vol. 61 Issue 5, p5
The article reports on the Weaving for Nature program run by WIDECAST, a conservation organization aimed at protecting sea turtles in the Caribbean and its surrounding areas. In this program, women from small villages turn the plastic bags into thread and weave them into attractive and colorful purses. It says that 75% of the profit goes to the weaver and the remaining profit goes toward sea turtle conservation efforts. As of 2009, more than 50 women in villages on the coast of Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua have participated in the program.


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