CLEANING THE OCEAN WITH A SOCIAL IMPACT!
Protecting our oceans is a serious task. This is why we teamed up with The Plastic Flamingo (PLAF), a leading provider of plastic waste management system and recycling process in the Philippines, with the double aim to find a solution for the issue of ocean plastic pollution while also having positive social impact.
The Journey of The Plastic Waste:
1) Ocean plastic waste is gathered from the ocean & coastlines, as well as from 35 different waste collection points in Metro Manila area within 50 kilometres vicinity around the coastlines. These collection points include local schools, shops, and municipalities.
In this way, we also collect ocean-bound plastic waste that would otherwise likely enter the ocean if left uncollected.
2) Plastic waste is delivered to Plastic Flamingo's local recycling factory, where PLAF employs local Filipino women to maximize the social impact.
3) Plastic waste is segregated, and useful plastic is recycled and compressed into plastic planks, while the rest is shipped to other partners for further recycling.
4) Plastic planks are stored and later used for the construction of emergency shelters against earthquakes & floodings.