Our first Open House Panel was a tremendous success, addressing the central question, “How might we surface and share compelling ways for corporations to source Ocean-bound Plastics from waste picking communities in the Global South?” Sharing best practices, our panel consisted of Dune Ives, Managing Director of Lonely Whale / NextWave Plastics, Ellen Jackowski Global Head, Sustainability Strategy & Innovation at HP, Ian Rosenberger Founder of First Mile / Thread International, Keiran Smith, CEO/Co-Founder of Mr. Green Trading Africa, and Susan Ruffo, Executive Director at The Circulate Initiative/Circulate Capital.
Sharing best practices for empowering waste picker communities around the world
Community Health (with Covid)
With more PPE in the field, we are seeing 30% more trash accumulate near waterways.
Companies can share best practices on how to reclaim ocean-bound plastics.
- Spotlight the people behind the waste picking community, raising awareness around what they’re experiencing now.
- Inform brands on how to source ocean bound plastics for their products.
- Explore how mobilizing a market for recycled ocean-bound plastic can help us drive towards ocean health more successfully.