1.3 million tons of plastic is produced daily in Indonesia, of which "80% will end up in the ocean" - Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Minister of Environment and Forestry.
To prevent a drastic measure such as the closing of the famous Maya Bay in Thailand due to the damage caused by tourists on the natural ecosystem, a local solution is needed to combine tourism and environmental protection.
Our Circular Economy
- Upcycled products distributed to locals
We aim to raise local communities' awareness on the damaging impact of plastic on their ecosystem, and how they can use this resource as a commodity. To do so, we will create a direct collaboration with Indonesia's villages on how to manage their waste in a sustainable manner. Our goals will be to:
-Inform them on the value of plastic, and how they can extract this value to gain additional income
-Sensitize, teach and train local communities to manage their waste
-Organize workshops and presentation in the local schools to educate young people and put them on a sustainable path early on
-Constantly research new technologies to ecologically treat waste
-Bring affordable low-tech machinery to these villages to upcycle the waste
-Restore the natural charm of Indonesian islands by emptying plastics from the ecosystem
-Find alternatives to single-use plastics
By doing so, a quantifiable value will be put on plastic, and it will be seen as a commodity instead of a debris.
We are proud to present our e-Nemo: a 100% solar-powered boat, built by Azura Marine©, responsible for transporting the collected plastic from the villages to our warehouse:
The e-Nemo will have as mission to:
- Collect the waste that has been picked up by coastal communities
- Collect the waste of other live-aboard cruises like ours
- Transport the NGO staff from villages to villages
- Transport local children from their villages to snorkeling sites, as part of our awareness campaign