POLLAST!C is a revolutionary range of packaging made from recycled Ocean bound Plastic pollution rescued from coastal communities throughout Southeast Asia.
HOW DOES POLLAST!C CLEAN UP THE ENVIRONMENT?
Every year 8-12 million tonnes of plastic pollution enters the ocean because there is little incentive for that plastic to be collected instead of dumped or littered. That’s where POLLAST!C comes in. By recycling plastic pollution into packaging that businesses need, we are able to pay people in these communities to collect it for us and keep it out of nature!
Pollution and poverty are often inextricably linked – and in the communities where we work, waste management infrastructure is often non-existent. Plastic rubbish is usually littered, burnt or buried (in piles for livestock and dogs to ferret in).
By working closely and responsibly with communities in these areas, we can help them clean up their environment AND have positive social impact. When we commit to purchasing the plastic pollution they collect, we provide a consistent source of income and help raise their standards of living.
Pictured left is Asniah, one of our collectors who subsidizes her work as a farmer by collecting plastic pollution.
Join Becs as she takes us behind the scenes to see the work this company is doing to clean up plastic pollution in Southeast Asia. It's incredible to see the scale of the impact not only on the environment, but also to meet some of the individuals they are able to give employment to.
By funding the collection of abandoned plastic pollution and recycling it into mailing satchels, garment bags and even pallet wrap, we're not only stopping it from becoming micro-plastics, but also stopping companies from having to make brand new plastic packaging instead. Only then will we stop plastic from clogging our landfills (at best) and our oceans (at worst).
Track your POLLAST!C Mailer to see what difference your purchase made!
The answer depends on what recycling is available to you locally. If you have soft plastic or plastic bag recycling, then please put POLLAST!C packaging in that. If not, then landfill is best. While landfill isn’t ideal, it’s a much better place for this plastic than where it was before we collected and recycled it – in nature.
Yes, a little. It depends on the product. Transparent packaging like ziplock bags, poly bags and pallet wrap has a very slight grey tinge and if you look carefully you might be able to see imperfections in the film. POLLAST!C mailing satchels will often have a slightly rougher feel than you would ordinarily expect which means that there are sometimes white dots on the printed finish where the ink hasn’t been able to grab.
POLLAST!C Packaging is better than compostable packaging in almost every way.
1. It has a significantly lower carbon footprint.
2. It does not require any non-renewable resources to make it (compostable packaging contains PBAT derived from petroleum).
3. It doesn’t have a shelf-life so won’t be wasted if it expires (as compostable does)
4. It performs better – it’s stronger and labels adhere better.
5. Its production leaves the world a better place by cleaning up the environment!
Where are we shipping to?
NZ & Pacific
Rest of World
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