Farm to Fit is thrilled to announce that we have made one of our biggest wishes come true.
Through our new partnership with rePurpose Global, for every product we sell, we will donate a small percentage towards vetted programs that will collect and recycle as much plastic waste from the environment as we use in our packaging and operations.
Plastic is an incredibly durable and light-weight material. It guarantees product quality, slashes food waste and reduces carbon footprint in transportation compared to glass or metal. However, we recognize that humans have utterly mismanaged the plastic we use. That’s why we decided to take action.
This partnership allows us to fund cutting-edge recycling, support ethical wages for marginalized waste workers, and reduce plastic leakage into landfills and waterways.
Today, informal waste workers often earn less than $5/day, work in precarious conditions, and face severe discrimination despite providing a crucial societal service for cities across the developing world.
By becoming a Certified Plastic Neutral brand, Farm to Fit is not only tackling a $50 bn/yr funding gap that plagues recycling supply chains worldwide. We are also adding a crucial income stream for over 3,700 waste pickers and their families in Aurangabad, India.
About our Partnership Organization
Our dollars will go to CARPE, a firm in India “creating impact through research and partnership driven solutions to civic and environmental challenges such as solid waste management, education, ecological restoration.”
CARPE has a long history of bringing projects with true impact to Indian towns and villages. On 23 projects so far, they have impacted the lives of 39,894 people.
This year, CARPE began the Aurangabad Corona Relief Initiative. This project checks in with essential sanitation workers and their families every few days to provide them with motivational messages and other resources.
Farm to Fit is only one brand and we cannot single-handedly end plastic pollution. To truly solve this crisis, we need big brands to step up. Companies like Coca Cola need to take responsibility for the 200,000 tonnes of plastic waste they produce every year. By becoming Certified Plastic Neutral, we hope to help pressure large corporations to step up and join the revolution.