Recycling business (물물 사업단)

Countries: 
Republic of Korea
Implemented by: 
Social enterprises, Local senior clubs (e.g. Daegu Suseong senior club)
Type of Implementer(s): 
Government
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-1 (Active participation in society and development)
I-2 (Work and the ageing labour force)
Description: 

Discarded materials (home appliances, bicycles, clothes, etc) are gathered, separated and repaired by older persons and then re-sold at social enterprise outlets or local flea market. Organized by social enterprise and local senior clubs, all the profits from this initiative go to either helping underprivileged people in the community or promoting elderly employment.