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Afghan women refugees are India’s plastic waste warriors

Jun 25, 2017 11:46 IST
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A project in India is helping five Afghan refugee women who escaped the Taliban to embark on a journey to run their own business. The refugees are battling traditional gender roles by going out to work. The women are also playing their part in fighting pollution. New Delhi generates about 650,000kg of plastic waste daily. Among the waste - disposable plastic cutlery and plates. So Farah and her colleagues are making edible tableware from millet and wheat flour. They turn over a small profit averaging INR7500 monthly, which is divided equally between them. In time the refugees will take over the entire business and Farah will become her own boss.