The more we buy, the more waste we collect. Instead of eating fresh, locally grown produce, we eat convenience food that has extra packaging. The rise in plastic being dumped into the seas has grown to a shocking level, and it is risking the lives of everything living there.
David Katz is a serial, creative entrepreneur who has found the solution to resolve the massive risk to the environment.
I enjoy the beach and find myself most at home there,” he said. “I have been so discouraged, as the more I travel, that it’s been difficult to find places that haven’t been spoiled by people viewing the beach as a dumping ground.
David Katz has set up The Plastic Bank to remove plastic waste from the world’s oceans, while at the same time empowering people living in poverty to raise their standard of living. The Plastic Bank will exchange harvested waste plastic for micro-credit loans and access to 3D print shops, making what was once rubbish into the raw material for products like tools, parts, household items and more, which the organization believes will allow individuals to be self-sustaining.
Katz said the idea is to give the impoverished people a chance to become entrepreneurs of their own.
The more people demand a preference for products made from recycled social plastic, companies will start to meet that demand. The importance of social plastic over other recycled material is that it’s helping the world ascend from poverty. It’s a great business model.