Stimulating developing countries socially and economically
While ORBIS designed the program to keep plastic out of the oceans, it also brings significant economic and social benefits to the developing countries like Haiti, Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia and Brazil where the ocean-bound plastic waste is collected. When partners like ORBIS purchase ocean-bound plastic waste, suppliers give funds to local in-country development.
These efforts help provide families with basic necessities such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition and health insurance, and creates opportunities for communities to achieve economic growth. For example, in one collector community, water filtration systems are being installed to provide collector families with a sustainable way to access clean water. In another community, plastic waste collection is helping to provide over 3.400 tablets to children in need. Collecting coastline waste in developing countries results in improved access to employment, education, services and technology.
Sustainability starts at the supply chain. With the Ocean in Mind program, ORBIS customers get to be part of the solution. The program is currently rolled out at ORBIS Corporation for selected US-produced products only. Connect with ORBIS today to learn how this new material can drive sustainability efforts in your business.