Back2Bag is one of the projects initiated under Enactus UUM that aspires to improve the standard of living and quality of lives of disabled people in Kedah and Penang through entrepreneurship. The idea started when we realized that the disabled community are constantly being looked down upon and are deprived of getting jobs due to their condition. As a result, most of them are unable to earn a living for themselves. Besides that, this project also focuses on reducing the environmental pollution caused by the improper disposal of plastic bags. It is said that plastic bags that are discarded, will accumulate waste up to 500 billion tons globally every year. This is a serious problem that needs to be tackled feasibly.
Seeing this as an opportunity, Enactus UUM empowered the disabled community with skills to crochet used plastic bags into marketable products and later, instilling them with business knowledge. This addresses the employment issues faced by the disabled community and simultaneously reduces plastic bag wastes. This was possible through the re-purposing of disposed plastic bags into attractive and marketable products such as pencil case, coin pouch and laptop sleeves.
In short, Enactus UUM is proud to say that this project is now fully independent and has been run successfully by our target audience for the past few years. We wish them the best of luck in achieving more success in future!
Back2Bag Website : www.back2bagenactusuum.wix.com/back2bag
Back2Bag Facebook page : www.facebook.com/back2bag.uum
Back2Bag Instagram page : www.instagram.com/back2bagg