Sachet economy

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Here we’re sharing the facts and solutions of the sachet economy, the practice of buying consumer products in single-use packages, which is especially prevalent in poorer communities.  This contributes to litter problems, which in turn leads to drain blockage and flooding, as well as to air pollution when litter is burnt. So what’s to be done?

A few things, actually – financial solutions (microfinance), technological ones (bio-plastic, which is beginning to be used in high-end products) and reuse:

Picture:  Detergent sachets reused as rope. Source: Meena Kadri