Why become Plastic Neutral?
Help fight plastic pollution
By becoming Plastic Neutral, you can help fight plastic pollution by preventing plastic waste from entering the oceans and other habitats. By removing plastic from the environment, you can also enable the emergence of an innovative plastic upcycling industry.
Support environmental justice
Going Plastic Neutral helps to establish a more equitable, repsonsible, and effective global waste system. Plastic neutrality allows organizations and individuals to take responsibility for the real impact of their plastic consumption instead of shifting the burden on to the marine ecosystem, developing countries, and future generations.
Build a sustainable future for all
By becoming Plastic Neutral, you can rebalance the global plastic problem by giving “lost-case” plastic new life. You support innovative technology to redesign the flawed linear economy for plastic into a circular economy that reduces the socio-economic and environmental impact caused by plastic waste.
Benefits for your company
Improved ESG reporting.
Support to help your company reduce its plastic footprint.
A statement of third-party verified impact to share with customers and shareholders.
Listing on the Ocean Integrity website as a partner.
- Certified Plastic Neutral status.
Meaningful ESG impact without the risk of greenwashing.
ESG Benefits with Ocean Integrity
By becoming Plastic Neutral, your company will be creating environmental and social benefits. Your actions will enable an equitable, responsible, and effective path to a circular economy for plastic waste.
Eliminate global poverty
For every 1000 tons of plastic waste collected, 20 local, small scale fishing families each collect one ton of ocean plastic per week for 50 weeks. Ocean Integrity pays each family $200 per week. This amount is four times the minimum wage in the areas where we work and over six times what many factories pay.
Families who participate in our program also show weekly school attendance records for their children, ensuring the next generation has the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty.
Address Climate Change
Microplastics are one of the most detrimental threats to our planet and its inhabitants. In the past 50 years, an alarming 50% of plankton have been killed off due to microplastics in our oceans and rivers. As these small plastic particles make their way into the water, they take along with them toxic chemicals that were found in cleaning products, personal care items, and sunscreens. Plankton serves as a major source of oxygen on Earth by consuming carbon dioxide and producing up to 70% of all breathable air. Without plankton absorbing more than half of the CO2 emissions from human activities leading to climate change, there would be no hope for a sustainable future.
Improve ocean health
Plastic pollution and poverty go hand in hand. There is often little to no waste management in poorer areas, meaning that environmental issues take a backseat when families struggle just to put food on the table.
Indigenous fishing communities have been disproportionately affected by plastic waste. Our program empowers these fishermen to collect plastic debris from the ocean and earn an increase of 400% on their present income while helping restore ocean integrity and biodiversity.
Sustainable housing from recycled plastics
For every 1000 tons of plastic we build four houses that will be donated on behalf of a Plastic Neutral company to the fishing families. This one action eliminates poverty and is truly life changing. The plastic we collect is used in the building materials.
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