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.
A Global Issue We Need To Understand
Our JourneyGlobal Perspectives,
June 18, 2021
Only about 14% of our global plastic waste is recycled, but a future of circularity in plastics is not far off. See what challenges we must face to achieve that goal through advancing technology and innovative design.
June 3, 2021
Recycling is most often broadly grouped into either Mechanical Recycling or Chemical Recycling. Find out how these approaches can be used in sequence, keeping materials in circulation at the highest level of quality, economic, and environmental value as long as possible.
May 31, 2021
The circular economy, a buzzword of the moment, could help save the planet and ensure renewed economic growth for decades to come.
May 27, 2021
Why collective action from rival companies could help end plastic waste.
May 26, 2021
Plastic is a highly versatile material and it touches every aspect of our lives. It is in the packaging we use, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear. It sits at the centre of the modern world, in communication networks, computers, and construction. As great as plastic is—when it has ceased being useful it can become a problem.
May 26, 2021
There is much discussion on whether recycling will make a significant contribution in addressing waste plastic. We believe the answer is “very much so”. Circular plastics is an achievable goal, and recycling will be a big contributor to that.
May 12, 2021
Is the language and imagery used around plastic pollution stopping us from seeing the bigger picture? An interesting analysis of tweets and news reports from major media outlets and NGOs tries to unravel the complexity of communicating plastic pollution.
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