Plastic recovery & recycling





Ocean Rescue
Waste recovery
Ocean ecosystem restoration
Social Justice


Around 13 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year. Floating plastic debris are currently the most common items of marine litter. Your funds will help clear the world of plastic waste. The projects make plastic collection and recycling profitable for some of the most marginalised and impoverished people in the world, creating jobs and stopping plastic from entering our rivers and oceans.

Why did we choose this project?

The oceans are the life support system of our world, so protecting them is crucial. The best solution to the plastic crisis is to prevent plastic waste from entering rivers and seas in the first place!

How does it work?

Plastic collectors clean up an area and register the plastic with Empower. This is then verified and approved, so that we know that the plastic has been removed. Our funding is then distributed to the collectors.

How do we know it's working?

Verification is at the core of these projects, so you can be confident that your support genuinely does lead to plastic being picked up from harming nature, and recycled. The Empower Platform enables tracking the volume, type, and photo evidence of the plastic waste by using blockchain technology. Using blockchain means data cannot be altered.

Verified by Pinwheel

28 Feb 2021


Africa and Asia

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