Amelia Shore talks with Ben Rappaport, Srilekhya Vennamaneni, and Michael Shore about waste management innovations across the world.
Michael Shore is the founder of Heart of Waraba and previously served as the Recycling Coordinator for Chatham County, North Carolina. He gives insight on history and progress of recycling in the U.S. and the importance of companies like Recykal and Kay Blada.
Srilekhya recently interviewed Abhishek Dishpande about his company Recykal in India.Dishpande’s digital platform connects India to recycling resources. His team believed that waste management was one of the most pressing public health and environmental threats in their home country, the need of the hour when he, along with Abhay Deshpande and Anirudha Jalan, co-founded Recykal in April 2017. More on Recykal at https://heartofwaraba.com/en/digital-revolution-changing-the-game-of-waste-management-in-india/.
Ben recently talked with Blada Johnson, founder of Kay Blada Recycling in Haiti. His company employs locals to pick up plastic waste on the streets of his hometown of Hinche, Haiti. They also provide educational materials to local students. Kay Blada was born out of a desire to help the community by providing sustainability in the environment and employment. The initiative has struggled to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, so if you are able your donation to their fantastic community work is greatly appreciated. For more, please visit https://www.kayblada.com/donate.
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