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Transforming Waste Into Resources

With funding from the World Food Program and technical support from the waste management company GARBAGEMAN, ICCO is implementing an innovative recycling project in the Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Transforming Waste Into Resources

The project aims to create zero waste designs. It does so by collecting plastic and foil waste produced from the packaging of relief materials. People from the Rohingya community learn – through skills training – how to produce various innovative materials from this waste, like bags, baskets and mats. These items can then be sold so that the Rohingya community can earn an income. What’s more, the Rohingya camps now have a better waste management.

In this way, waste turns into a resource.

Rohingya collecting waste in the camps  

Rohingya collecting waste in the camps

Rohingya collecting waste in the camps


Rohingya collecting waste in the camps

Rohingya organising the collected waste

Rohingya transfer the collected waste to the workplace

Items produced from the waste collection

As of 1st January 2021 ICCO has joined forces with Cordaid and continues as one organization under the name Cordaid.

ICCO’s international website will remain online for the time being and can be visited here or go to Cordaid: www.cordaid.org