ZuGreen is happy to announce our collaboration with CleanHub! For those unfamiliar with CleanHub’s noble and needed mission, they endeavor to tackle one of the biggest environmental issues we face today: the global plastic crisis.
CleanHub plans to prevent 50% of new ocean plastic by 2030 and ZuGreen intends to help them reach that goal. Unlike alternative approaches focused on recovering plastic once it is already in nature, CleanHub is stopping it from getting there in the first place.
For CleanHub and ZuGreen, ocean plastic pollution is solved on land, not in the sea. That’s why CleanHub brings waste to coastal regions where they don’t yet exist, and prevents waste from leaking into the environment or being openly burned. Instead, waste gets collected on a large scale and disposed of all properly. CleanHub’s mission of building waste management infrastructure will result in 1000s of new waste management hubs globally, which will directly prevent plastic waste from reaching the ocean and provide dignified jobs for local communities.
When the idea for ZuGreen was born, we knew we wanted to give back in some way. The thought leaders at ZuGreen have spent most of their lives living on or near the ocean and so when we understood what CleanHub was doing, we knew we wanted to be a part of it. We respect the ethos of these committed idealists and knew immediately we had to join their cause. And with that goal in mind, ZuGreen, with the help of you, our customer, has committed to funding the removal of 1000 pounds of plastic before it is able to pollute our ecosystem.
With all that said, we want to leave you with some parting thoughts:
Every minute, the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans. Every. Minute.
The ocean is our greatest ally against climate change.
2 billion people in coastal regions worldwide don't have access to proper waste management.
In regions without waste collection, trash is either openly burned, dumped or piled onto poorly managed landfills, from where it eventually makes its way into nature.
11m tons of plastic enter the oceans every year.
80% of that plastic is non-recyclable.
A staggering 2 billion households in the world have no connection to a managed waste
This means 40% of all plastic produced remains uncollected.
The ocean absorbs 25% of all carbon dioxide emissions.
The ocean produces 50% of the oxygen we breathe.
We are suffocating in plastic.