Seychelles Free From Plastic Bags campaign
Making available alternatives to plastic bags.
In June 2015, SYAH-Seychelles launched the Seychelles Free From Plastic Bags campaign to lobby government for a complete ban on plastic bags. Aside from this, the campaign is equally focused on education of the public at large and the identification of alternatives to plastic bags.
WHAT WE DID
In line with the campaign's focus of identifying alternatives to plastic bags, this project focuses on making available reusable cloth bags as an alternative. The project is being conducted in collaboration with the Seychelles Prison. SYAH-Seychelles has donated a sewing/embroidery machine to the prison to facilitate the production of the bags as well as all the necessary material. The female inmates involved in this project are sewing the bags and a male inmate is painting the logos which feature on the bags together with a "Made in Prison" stamp. Part of the project is also to increase the inmates' skills set and to encourage the rehabilitation of inmates.
Launched in June 2015