The surprising solution to ocean plastic
This is worth listening to / watching, for Rotary St Francis Bay was doing exactly this by rewarding the kids and allowing them to buy goods from points earned on amount of recyclable goods they were able to bring to Gods Acre on Tarragona, Sadly the scum that exists in Sea Vista informal settlement put an end to it by robbing the wooden cabin of its door and windows and effectively stopping a program that was not only helping solve the plastic pollution, even in only a small way, but more importantly teaching the kids to recycle.. (See Sea Scouts compromised) .
Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That’s the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a worldwide chain of stores where everything from school tuition to cooking fuel and more is available for purchase in exchange for plastic garbage — which is then sorted, shredded and sold to brands who reuse “social plastic” in their products. Join David Katz to learn more about this step towards closing the loop in the circular economy. “Preventing ocean plastic could be humanity’s richest opportunity,” Katz says.