Indonesia Project 6: XS Project

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Designer: XS Project, Jakarta

Project: “The aim of XSProject is two fold, to reverse damage in the environment through design solutions, and to reduce poverty. By creating new livelihood opportunities for the very poor XS reuses waste picked straight from the waste stream before it is burned or buried in landfills. The lively informal sector of thousands of impoverished trash pickers are the vanguard of Jakarta’s waste removal process, going door to door, taking anything that can be sold for recycling. XSProject buys waste materials from them that cannot be recycled, creating new income flows. Our XSEducation program provides trash pickers’ children with education giving them a path out of poverty, away from trash heaps and disease. Our products embody environmental and social care.”

Why I like it: I suspect the amount waste reduced to make these bags isn’t very much in comparison with what doesn’t get re-used, but the…

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