Plastic recovery & recycling

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Partner

Empower

Categories

Ocean Rescue
Plastic

Background

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.

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

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Africa and Asia