Become Part of a Movement That Brings Food to Every Table, Schooling for Every Child, and Decent Income for Their Mothers.
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That change will be the foundation of the business case of “Miss Collect”, which will sell a sustainable and child labour free wastepaper products.
Current research that we conduct will shed light on the wastepaper market, including its demands and supplies. On the basis of this research, input of women and key stakeholders, the recycled papers products will respond to the demand.
SDG 8 DECENT WORK : Empower female waste pickers to operate the recycling installation. This way they can move up in the value chain
No Child Labour
We employ our activities with a team of motivated and sustainable-minded people. The consortium partners’ have expertise in the field of child labour, woman cooperatives, recycling (waste)paper and sustainable product development. Within the goal of Miss Collect’s Packaging with a Purpose, we work hard to get new partners on board, expanding the breadth of sustainable wastepaper step by step.
SDG 12: RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION: Sustainable businesses provide for responsible consumption and production. Miss-Collect wishes to develop a sustainable business case for recycled wastepaper products.
Telling Stories that Matter
We now want to tell stories that matter, stories of children and their mothers, the female waste-pickers, the workshops that we hold, activities we employ and our numerous volunteers.
"Every child a Pot can Change a lot,"🌟Today, the Miss-Collect team had the opportunity to present our Veggie4School programme to the Dutch Consul General of South India. We explored potential collaborations with Dutch companies in Bengaluru, emphasising our commitment...
Pictures shining from Srirampura! 🌟Today, with the green light 🟢 from our Green Detectives, we're excited to reveal the cherished moments of our recent Veggie4school workshop in Bengaluru. 15 Students from GHPS Srirampura school: Charan, Karthik, Gagan, Nagma,...
Community of Equal Stakeholders
CIPARO is a Dutch enterprise that imports and exports old paper since 1992 from Europe, USA and Japan to India, Indonesia and Vietnam. The company’s concerns are focussed on the lack of awareness that currently exists regarding child labour in the used paper industry. The absence of regulations and certifications is especially worrisome.
is a cooperative of 3500 Waste Pickers, which in collaboration with local municipalities annually recycle 70,000 tons of waste. Swach Coop only works with Waste Picker aged 18 and over. In addition to ensuring fair and transparent compensation, they assist Waste Pickers in accessing childcare and primary education, in order to prevent child labour.
Kashtakari Panchayat (Puna-India)
is a Charitable trust with 10 years of working with female waste collectors and other informal sector workers in India. The trust primarily supports waste pickers and their families and their collectives. The support ranges from direct financial assistance to indirect support in the form of training, facilitation and research.
is specialized in production and distribution of sustainable disposables for the food industry which have a low environmental impact on our earth. Bioodi only uses 100% renewable and sustainable materials in their products, thereby preventing the use of fossil-based plastics in disposables and packaging. The production and distribution are CO2 neutral, which means that they use 100% green energy in their production.
Impec (VOorburg- Netherlands)
As the initiator and inspirator of the Miss-Collect Community, IMPEC focusses on realizing a positive impact on the world through the identification and implementation of sustainable programs. IMPEC’s programs have a focus on the self-sustainability of the ones, especially women, involved. This contributes positively to social, economic and environmental values.
Whilst giving financial donations certainly help, this eventually runs out. Instead, contributing to the self-sustainability of women helps for a lifetime. From generation to generation, mother to daughter, Miss-Collect will contribute to the independence of powerful women.
By sharing ownership and incorporating the female waste-pickers completely in the recycling process, they will receive value for the work that they do.
SDG 8 DECENT WORK: By receiving fair income and work conditions, female waste-pickers achieve more self-sustainability.