pounds of plastic exists on our planet.
of plastics are all thats recycled globally.
people in developing countries don’t have access to proper waste management. In these high poverty areas, plastic is often thrown onto the streets - eventually making it’s way into oceanbound waterways.
tons of plastic enters the ocean each year.
of all marine mammals now have plastic in their gut.
people living on less than US $2 a day, present an enormous opportunity to reduce poverty through recycling.
waste pickers around the world make a living by collecting waste despite often difficult conditions. Fair trade model insures that waste pickers receive a high value for their plastic. By increasing the value of discarded plastics, we can enhance the livelihoods of waste pickers while preventing plastic pollution.