Give plastic waste a value to keep people from throwing it away and to incentivise clean-ups. We do this by setting up collection points where anyone can deliver plastic waste and receive a token as reward. The token can be used for p2p trading, payments or be exchanged into local currency. The solution is built with blockchain infrastructure, thus enabling the tokens to be issued anywhere and even small amounts can be seamlessly paid to anyone that delivers plastic waste and that has access to a smart-phone, regardless if they have a bank account or ID. This way we both incentivise and clean up the world from plastic waste and give the extremely poor a chance to get a decent job and salary, banking the unbanked with a simple and meaningful job opportunity with significant positive environmental impact.

The system is funded by people and companies wanting to have a direct, traceable and transparent impact on the plastic waste problem, by sponsoring clean-ups and become "plastic pos...
Give plastic waste a value to keep people from throwing it away and to incentivise clean-ups. We do this by setting up collection points where anyone can deliver plastic waste and receive a token as reward. The token can be used for p2p trading, payments or be exchanged into local currency. The solution is built with blockchain infrastructure, thus enabling the tokens to be issued anywhere and even small amounts can be seamlessly paid to anyone that delivers plastic waste and that has access to a smart-phone, regardless if they have a bank account or ID. This way we both incentivise and clean up the world from plastic waste and give the extremely poor a chance to get a decent job and salary, banking the unbanked with a simple and meaningful job opportunity with significant positive environmental impact.

The system is funded by people and companies wanting to have a direct, traceable and transparent impact on the plastic waste problem, by sponsoring clean-ups and become "plastic positive" through subscriptions, one time donations or through incorporating a plastic fee on its products/services in a similar way as the Norwegian plastic bottle deposit system which is the most efficient recycling system in the World, ensuring a > 97% recycling rate for plastic bottles. Empowers ambition is to reach this level of recycling for all plastic waste.
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