We’re proud to say that we’re a plastic-positive company, which means for every piece of plastic we produce, 2X will be diverted from the ocean. Sure, can we eliminate plastic completely a be better, absolutely. But through our findings, compostable packaging alternatives are not yet meeting our production standards. While we continue to look for a better solution, we are partnering with Cleanhub to reduce our environmental footprint.
We’re committed to finding better solutions and making a positive impact on the planet.
EBOOST x CleanHub Impact
Rainwater, wind and floods carry plastic waste from the land into the oceans. EBOOST partnered with CleanHub to collect plastic waste before it can enter the most precious ecosystem on earth. If you are curious to learn how much plastic has been recovered so far, check out how many pounds here.
More About Our CleanHub
CleanHub is committed to helping businesses reduce their plastic waste and protect the environment. They believe that by working together, businesses can make a significant impact on the problem of plastic pollution.
CleanHub is a company that helps businesses reduce their plastic waste. They offer a variety of services, including:
- Plastic waste collection: CleanHub collects plastic waste from businesses and recycles it.
- Plastic waste reduction: CleanHub helps businesses reduce their plastic waste by providing them with reusable products and services.
- Plastic waste awareness: CleanHub raises awareness about the problem of plastic pollution and provides businesses with resources to help them reduce their plastic footprint.
EBOOST’s CleanHub Partners
Recity, located in Pondicherry, India
Recity was born in 2017 with a dream to solve a multitude of urban issues by bringing citizens and various other stakeholders together to develop livable cities. The name ‘Recity’ captures the essence of the company with one simple idea – when a city malfunctions, you can ‘re-city’ to make it work for its people.
“Growing up, I witnessed how urbanization changes the face of any city, and the picture wasn’t too pleasant. Today, we are channeling plastics out of the environment and impacting communities along the way. It is truly a humbling and fulfilling experience every day.” -Meha Lahiri, Recity Co-founder, COO and CFO
Working with waste is one of the dirtiest jobs there are but Recity thinks it is a pretty honorable one. Workers with Recity are paid fair wages compliant with the law and are often on a payroll for the first time in their lives. The women on staff are also empowered to lead more independent lives.
ecoBali, located in Kuta Utara, Indonesia
ecoBali’s goal from the beginning has always been to see waste as a resource, even plastic, where discarded materials are recovered to be recycled and only the residues are taken to landfills. They have established our own sorting center where post-consumer materials are further separated to maximize recovery and recycling, reaching up to a 90% rate of recycling. They have also started to work with communities to provide the opportunity for communities to be more active in recovering materials and be part of a more circular economy rather than the linear waste collection-disposal systems.
Through CleanHub, they are now utilizing this network to address one of the biggest plastic pollution problems in Indonesia: Multi-Layer pouches. Usually, this plastic would be burned or dumped. ecoBali’s network uses CleanHub’s app to register the collected material for full transparency.
All collection partners are paid based on the collected volumes. This model opens up an entirely new revenue stream for collection businesses and sets the right incentive to collect all types of plastic.
vRecycle, located in Goa, India
At vRecycle, they often change people’s mindset towards their outlook on waste. They have always tried to improve the way they work. Having learned the intricacies of manually sorting waste from waste pickers themselves, they’ve taken the skills of the waste pickers, enhanced the sorting model with a better working environment, aesthetics, signage, color coding to simplify the waste treatment methodology. vRecycle has put a strong emphasis on decentralized waste treatment, avoiding multiple handling of waste, and bringing down the carbon footprint of the recovered recyclables by diverting it to recyclers around them rather than shipping it all to faraway destinations. In addition to this, they can use these efficiency gains to offer their services at a very affordable price, allowing them to work with a wide spectrum of clients. Using technology like GPS tracking and QR codes, they are now offering more transparency to their waste collection, treatment, and disposal model. vRecycle’s waste management model is designed to involve the local community when managing their own waste.
At vRecycle, work is fairly distributed and so, as should always be, women and men are paid equal wages. Staff wanting to make more money are often allowed to take on more responsibilities and learn new skills, thereby helping lead a better life back home while upgrading the level of waste treatment vRecycle now offers.
Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our ocean. Learn more about CleanHub and how your business can partner with them to make an impact.