Indonesian company exchanges waste for health insurance

Carbage Clinical InsuranceGarbage Clinical Insurance (GCI), a microinsurance company has launched an innovative health coverage designed to low-income Indonesians. The health insurance is paid by means of garbage which is first collected and then brought to the Garbage Clinical Insurance.

The waste is, then, valued by the domestic waste management companies. In return, the individual, taking part in this program, is provided with a medical health insurance, given access to healthcare, rehabilitative healthcare, in-clinic counselling and laboratory checks.

The innovative idea was put forward by a group of Indonesian students with the objective of helping the people in need. According to The Guardian, nearly 60% of the population do not benefit from a health coverage.

Moreover, generating 200 000 tons of garbage every day, Indonesia is one of the major countries responsible for the oceans’ plastic pollution.

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