Pakistan, a country where over 20 million tons of solid waste is generated annually, has never managed this waste problem directly. Due to the lack of infrastructure, only half of the waste is collected by the government and they also face a severe lack in the number of landfills sites. This has led to the country choosing to dump or burn the remaining trash, which poses a severe health risk to its citizens.
Zymal, a 10-year-old Pakistan girl, created the brand “Zeebags” to address this problem. “Zeebags” is a brand that hopes to reduce pollution and increase awareness about the environment. These bags are made out of old newspapers, which Zymal turns into beautifully ordinated bags. The profit earned by these bags is distributed to local charities.
Her idea of this eco-friendly brand has attracted local and international attention terming her as “Pakistan's youngest social entrepreneur."