Because Together, We Can Make A Difference
Collective action that drives changeThe work we do supports communities to build sustainable waste management systems that fit their needs. These systems cater to different social and geographical circumstances. We also work on innovating at the earliest stages of product design to facilitate reduction, reuse, and recycling of plastics in support of sustainable models. Our projects span the globe with specific focus on areas most vulnerable to the risk of plastic leakage.
Project STOP Jembrana
The Jembrana regency—where hilly jungles full of life meet beautiful beaches on Bali’s northwest coast—is often touted as a hidden gem. The Ijo Gading River that runs through the regency is the island’s largest ocean plastic contributor, accounting for 12% of Bali’s plastic waste leakage. On its banks are the Jembrana and Negara subdistricts, home of our first Indonesian programme.
End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform
Ideas come from anywhere in the world. That’s why we partnered with Plug and Play Tech Center in 2019 to develop the End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform—to foster startups from across the plastic value chain, and transform plastic waste management around the world.
Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop works by supporting local entrepreneurs from vulnerable communities in the coastal city of Accra in Ghana. The model is simple and effective. Plastic waste is collected and sold to CASH IT!, regrinded, and sold to be reused in products such as household or building materials. Not only are the waste management issues alleviated in Accra, but the unlocked value of plastic waste is channeled back to these communities in the form of jobs and new income streams.
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February 10, 2021
From instant knitting machines to fungus-grown plants, the fashion industry is starting to address its heavy impact on the environment.
February 5, 2021
From Bali to Uganda, companies and communities are pioneering solutions to the plastic waste problem. Here are six projects to keep an eye on in 2021.
December 21, 2020
Cutting down plastic waste during the festive season doesn’t mean compromising on sparkle and joy; taking the time to reduce, reuse, and recycle can be a great way to bond with loved ones and give unique gifts.
August 3, 2020
In the sixth article in this blog series, Bali-based Joi Danielson, Founder of Vital Ocean and SYSTEMIQ Partner, looks at how the separation of plastic from organic waste helps add value to the community, the environment, as well as all those involved in collecting, processing and using the end product. That helped Temesi Recycling build a viable organic waste processing operation in Bali, Indonesia.
July 26, 2020
In the fifth edition of a six-part blog series supported by the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Pinky Chandran, founding member of SWMRT, trustee of Hasiru Dala and co-author of “Leave No Trace”, writes about her involvement in helping to solve Bangalore’s waste problem, by bringing together enthusiastic activists, with previously unrecognised waste pickers.
June 1, 2020
In the second of a four-part blog series, Vice President of Projects, Nicholas Kolesch, discusses how incentives to clean up plastic waste can be enabled through circularity and how a project in Ghana paves the way.
April 21, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the world, disrupting lives on an unprecedented scale. At the time of this blog, there are 2.2 million cases globally. From philanthropy to production, from supply chains to waste management, cooperation has sprung everywhere, and businesses and individuals are aiding the fight in every community they serve. It is a level of cooperation that is unprecedented but needs to happen in this fight which is bigger than any of us.
Let’s work together to do our part for the world.
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