Milk Bags Unlimited is an organization that empowers people to save the planet of unwanted plastic bags and transforms them into sleeping mats for the poor around the world.
Milk Bags Unlimited was launched by Angela Kesthely in Toronto, Ontario following the devastating Haitian Earthquake of 2010.
It all started with making mats to be used as mattresses or table covers for surgery use. It did not stop there. The plastic outer shells of 4 litre milk bags don’t disintegrate in landfills. They are strong, colorful and can be transformed into a multitude of products other than mats, such as purses, totes, handbags, slippers …
While saving the planet from discarded, non-recyclable milk bags, the team headed by Angela realized that by giving people the tools and the coaching, income opportunities could be created: MILKBAGSunlimited became a source to micro-entrepreneurship.
Location: Kleinburg, Ontario, Canada