CleanHub gives us the opportunity to take immediate responsibility for the 'plastic footprint'. They bring brands that love the ocean together with local communities and facilitate the collection and safe processing of non-recyclable plastic.
Learn more about CleanHub and their mission to protect the waters.
ecoBali was founded in 2006 in response to the urgency of the waste management problems on the island of Bali. With our support, ecoBali will be able to collect many kilograms of plastic, keeping not only the land but also the waters free of pollution.
Learn more about ecoBali and their commitment to tackling the waste problem on the popular holiday island.
80% of the plastic waste that ends up in the oceans is so-called flexible packaging or multilayer packaging, like chip packets, sauce sachets, etc. This material is either impossible to recycle or there is no demand from the market for the products (unlike water bottles which are commonly collected as they can be recycled, and so have ‘value’).
Plastic that can’t be recycled is openly burned in small backyard fires or in landfills, or it is carried away into nature by the monsoon or strong winds. While we do collect all plastics, we focus on non-recyclable plastic to maximize our impact.
In order to stop ocean bound plastic, we need to significantly increase plastic recovery rates in high leakage locations. To achieve that, we empower communities around the world to cope with their own plastic waste, create incentives, develop waste management standards and foster local entrepreneurship. In our network of recovery endpoints we provide critical off-take agreements to safely treat plastic waste.
Recyclable goods are sold for local recycling. Non-recyclables are sent for co-processing.
Co-processing refers to the simultaneous recycling of mineral materials and recovery of energy in the process of cement manufacturing and achieves a superior environmental performance as compared to landfill and incineration. For co-processing recovery, we partner with Geocycle.