Ocean Bottle is a social and environmental impact company that funds plastic collection through the sale of reusable bottles. By 2040, the amount of plastic in our oceans is expected to quadruple. Every Ocean Bottle bought funds the collection of 1,000 plastic bottles in weight.
This is achieved through a partnership with Plastic Bank, a global organization with ethical recycling ecosystems that are traceable through IBM-Blockchain.
Plastic is collected by locals from some of the worst affected coastal communities such as Haiti, the Philippines, Brazil, and Indonesia. Plastic collectors can then exchange plastic for money or receive digital credit to swap for tuition, tech goods, healthcare, and micro-finance.
Kuntari is a wife, mother, plastic entrepreneur, and ocean hero in Bali, Indonesia, where 40,000 tons of plastic leak into waterways each year. Kuntari is doing her part to protect the environment and make Bali a cleaner place for herself and her family. She collects over 600 bottles a day and takes them to Sanur Branch to be processed by Ocean Bottle and their partner, Plastic Bank. Kuntari receives a UN living wage in money or digital tokens that she can exchange for healthcare, food, and education.