Rubbish for the Doctor

Poorest nation, richest nation (Issue III+IV/2018)

Over half – 60 percent – of the Indonesian population cannot afford health insurance. At the same time the country produces the second largest amount of plastic rubbish in the world. Enter the project Garbage Clinical Insurance. When households with lower incomes recycle their waste, any income generated goes toward funding a health insurance system where household members can claim free medical treatment. During a test phase, around 600 participants collected 2.4 kilograms of recyclables per month, on average.  

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