Thread Partners with Timberland, HP to Provide Dignified Jobs, Education to Plastic Collectors In Haiti

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Thread Partners with Timberland, HP to Provide Dignified Jobs, Education to Plastic Collectors In Haiti

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 8:05am

CAMPAIGN: HP, Inc. | Environment

CONTENT: Blog

For many people across the globe, recycling offers a key entry point to participate in the circular economy - an economy that is restorative and aims to keep products, components, and materials at their highest utility and value at all times. In Haiti, many families rely on plastic collection as a sole source of income and often face the difficult choice of involving children in this work in order to ensure the security and well-being of the family.

In partnership with Timberland, HP, Team Tassy, and ACOP (Association des Collecteurs des Objets en Plastique), Thread’s commitment will help improve the working conditions and upward mobility of some 300 Haitians - 200 of them children - by providing valuable educational opportunities, job training, and healthcare services. The programs will impact the surrounding communities of Molea, Menelas and Port-au-Prince, while working towards a scalable global solution. 

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Keywords: Environment | HP | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Thread International | Timberland

CAMPAIGN: HP, Inc. | Environment

CONTENT: Blog