Iñaki Calvillo and Nguyen Minh Toan in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Iñaki Calvillo and Nguyen Minh Toan are two employees from Plastic People in Ho Chi Minh City, an organization that drives plastic waste recycling, founded by two Spanish and Argentine entrepreneurs, Nestor Catalan and Mariano Morante respectively.
Plastic People helps recycle a portion of Ho Chi Minh City’s plastic waste, which would otherwise be environmentally harmful, into useful and profitable plastic pellets.
As an organisation, they have played a huge role over the course of the past few years to help support economic and community development alongside circular innovation, by fostering the participation of committed foreigners and locals together in one place working towards the same goal; diverting plastic waste away from landfills.
The WasteAid Circular Economy Network is supporting organisations like Plastic People in their quest to build an inclusive circular economy in Vietnam.
The theme of climate justice touches on many issues including politics, trade, and human rights. To learn more about the climate crisis, the inequalities it emphasises, and how different organisations are working towards a fairer and more sustainable world, check out the links below: