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Thus, the company’s first pilot project in Pune, India, a place where her parents had a factory. She called her folks "prime role models" because they created jobs and tripled income in India, while also funding the education of poorer workers’ children and providing families access to credit.

When the technology is used overseas, Bakaya wants to provide a safer work environment, triple the incomes of waste-pickers who bring the company plastic and strive to end child labor in waste picking by making it mandatory that the children of workers attend school, which the company will pay for.

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For now, the process is operating on a small scale with six employees, producing mainly diesel fuel. Bakaya and Coates hope to move plants around the U.S. next to big cities and near recycling plants.

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