The Great Big Story follows one man who is turning plastic into cash in Haiti. Due to a lack of waste disposal infrastructure, the small country has been overwhelmed with a staggering amount of plastic waste.

 

The majority of it ends up in the sea and on beaches, causing incredible damage to local wildlife. Worse still, the plastic is a perfect breeding ground for diseases like Cholera, causing significant health issues for the island’s inhabitants.

Gif of man picking up plastic waste

In this documentary, we follow the story of one man who is trying to turn Haiti’s plastic problem around. With the help of charities, Richardson Gustave runs the Plastic Bank, a scheme that pays citizens to pick up plastic trash that can be recycled. Although Haiti still has a long way to go, people like Richardson are helping to transform the country and help Haiti get back on its feet.

Plastic Waste|The Great Big Story|Documentary

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