Part 1 of the Interview with Miss Lakshmi Menon
Known as the queen of recycling, she was behind chekutty dolls, which were a source of hope during Kerala Floods and Shayya Mattress, made from left-over waste of PPE Manufacturing process. Women living in old age homes and orphanages make Wicks, used for lighting lamps. This is the core concept of Wicksdom, which gives them their livelihood, with dignity. She’s also known for “Pen with love”, which are plantable pens made of paper with seeds that grows into a tree once disposed. The initiative gives employment rural women, who have the flexibility to do work from home to make pens.
The "pen drive" campaign resulted in collecting a million plastic pens
within a month.