Plastic Works


The AP ran a great feature today on the Indonesian company, Plastic Works, which buys plastic trash from trash pickers and employs locals to make it into bags and other brightly colored goods to sell.  Remember those cute Jakarta umbrellas from Monsoon Vermont?

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7 Responses to “Plastic Works”

  1. Jen Says:

    Who knew a “trash” blog would turn out to have my favorite photos! I’m enjoying reading your posts. This is also the 2nd time recently I’ve heard about an enterprise based on reclaimed plastic bags (I blogged last month about the CONSERVE group in Delhi that gives work to urban women re: repurposing plastic bags in to salable items).

  2. Clement L Says:

    Love this site.
    I find this site mesmerizing-the umbrellas made out of trash are incredible.
    Trash, it’s the future of textiles, it tells the story of how we live. now has backpacks.

  3. everydaytrash Says:

    Thanks, Celment. I like your take on trash textiles, it reminds me of quilts from the pioneer days telling the story of an individual family.

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  5. noel Says:

    I am trying to make contact with this company in jakarta – does anyone have a contact ??

  6. Cassie Says:

    Try They are the original company, started by artist Ann Wizer as a not for profit, to support trash pickers. The designs are the same. Plastic Works was started by a guy who used to work for them.

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