The US-American manufacturer of household cleaning products, SC Johnson, and the environmental organization, the Plastic Bank want to open several plastic recycling centers in Indonesia. Who makes his plastic waste, receives a Token as a reward.
The pollution of the oceans by plastic waste is not more shatter is preparing now the radical environmentalists of the head. In the Pacific ocean, an island of plastic garbage that is estimated to be double the size of the USA. Like BTC-ECHO reported in August of this year, the Philippine government already with this issue and is testing the use of the Blockchain for the protection of waters. According to scientific studies, SC Johnson Philippines are next to China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand to those countries which are responsible for 55 percent of the plastic waste in the oceans. The American cleaning products manufacturer now wants to ensure that used plastics in an environmentally-friendly recycled.
Garbage against the Token
In a press release dated 28. October, announces SC Johnson, active against the pollution of the oceans by plastic waste. In cooperation with the environmental organization, Plastic Bank, the company will open eight plastic collection centers in the whole of Indonesia. Already on the day of the press release, the first plastic recycling center in the tourists was opened in the high castle, Bali. In may of next year, a further seven centres will open their doors for local garbage collectors. After that, SC Johnson hopes to be able to other Asian countries of the project are convincing. Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, emphasizes the importance of this project:
“Our oceans need to be protected. I welcome the promise by the Indonesian government, a year, a billion dollars for the reduction of plastic pollution. Business, government and NGOs must come together to address this important issue. It is important that we take measures to prevent more plastic from entering our oceans.“
So the value of Johnson’s commitment to fighting the pollution of the environment by plastic waste is also praise – as a manufacturer of cleaning products, the company contributes no small part in this. The CEO is, however, also be aware of and, therefore, aims at a “neutral plastic balance”:
“We want to contribute with innovative Recycling and reuse programs, plastic reclaim, the equivalent of the amount that we wear in the world. In this way, we can neutralize our impact on the environment and at the same time something in municipalities with excessive plastic pollution to do.“
And by the way, the poverty of defeat
Plastic waste collectors will be able to exchange in the centers of their “prey” against digital Token whose name is not yet known. This you can then use to purchase Goods and services through a decentralised System. According to the press release, the settlement on the Blockchain will ensure that the Token can be lost or stolen.
You will also help to reduce poverty in the bordering regions, believes the founder and CEO of the Plastic Bank, David Katz. Areas that have a higher pollution, are affected according to the cooperating companies, particularly poverty. Whether the action will actually help to improve the financial Situation of the participant. In any case, a meaningful environment seems to be a project through the incentive of remuneration arose.