What the project will do
The project will give people living in low income communities in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia the information they need to buy safe products, with a particular focus on women and children as they are often the victims of these household accidents.
The project will begin by identifying which products are most commonly used by these communities. These products will then be rigorously tested to identify which ones are safe and sustainable, appose to those which aren’t.
A communications campaign to educate and empower consumers about dangerous and unsustainable products will form the latter part of the project. If a product is found to be dangerous, but without a viable alternative, Consumers International will engage with manufacturers to bring a new product to market.