Have you ever thought about turning the garbage you see in your garage door in Colorado into something new? For your information, many waste pickers do the same thing and in fact, they even manage to convert it into something that can be used again or something where the can earn little savings from. They do not just even settle in the trash they can get from their homes. Instead, they go around the neighborhood or come to neighboring towns to collect the rubbish of other that they can convert into something else. Unfortunately, instead of helping them become successful in life, people and the government tend to neglect these people in need. They even make it harder for them at times which out to waste all of these people’s hard work and effort. As a consequence, garbage of individuals continues to pile up in the landfill with no promise of being totally eliminated in the future. They continue to pollute our surroundings which brings a negative impact on our health and well-being. It is for this reason why the Ethical Filament was born.
We, the people behind Ethical Filament, wanted to create a more harmonious place for these waste pickers to exist and thrive. Other than doing the job all by themselves, we want to provide them a means to get the job done easier and faster. We want to create better opportunities for them so that by focusing on this kind of work, they will not sink more into the depths of poverty as a consequence. Ethical Filament even wants to hire these people in order to give them a better career in not just by picking waste but also in using their creativity in creating new products that can be used by different individuals on a daily basis.
There are so many products coming out on the market. What we do not know is that most of them are harmful to the environment. It is a saddening thought that many people would better harm nature to get something out of it instead of conserving the resources and just reusing those items they can still reuse. It is for this matter that Ethical Filament doesn’t just want to provide work for the waste pickers but we also want to create new things for them like printing filaments, bags, and more products that can be useful to many individuals. Of course, such products are going to be made with environmental-friendly materials.
People nowadays don’t care if the environment is harmed as long as they get what they want but we beg to differ. Our advocacy is still to encourage people to support environmental-friendly materials by putting our recycled goods and nature-friendly products into the market. Ethical Filament has so many things to offer not just to the waste pickers but also to the people who want to help conserve nature and the environment. It is time we do something for the place we are living. We should support the people who work hard to provide these products for us – the waste pickers.