Amazonian store swaps recyclables for food

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Everyone on planet earth needs to make an effort to keep our world green and clean, including the more remote regions such as the Amazon rainforest. And recently a new store called Troc Troc - Supermercado Consciente has opened for business that lets customers swap plastics and aluminium cans for food. The idea has been led by Benki Piyako, spiritual leader of the Ashaninka Tribe in collaboration with the House of Indians. Their Troc Troc market has been established in Marechal de Thaumaturgo in the state of Acre (which borders Brazil and Peru). Customers bring in plastics and aluminium cans,…

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