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Handprint And Colour Your Ways

Colour Your Ways regenerates the planet 🌎

For every purchase, we’re diverting plastic from the oceans 🐠 in Bintan, Indonesia.

Seven Clean Seas cleaning up a beach in Bintan
Seven Clean Seas cleaning up a beach in Bintan

Plastic Clean-up

150 million tons of plastic currently in the ocean. Each year our plastic consumption and poor waste management add 11 million tons to this grand total. This is equivalent to a truckload of plastic getting dumped into the ocean each minute. Plastic has detrimental impacts on our natural systems causing severe biodiversity loss and negative human health impacts.

Why Seven Clean Seas?

Since inception in 2018, SCS has recovered huge amounts of plastic pollution from the marine environment and is focusing on infrastructure and technology solutions to stop plastic reaching the ocean. Their mission is to preserve the marine environment by ridding the ocean of plastic for good as well as investing in waste management while empowering communities, all towards making plastic circular.

Seven Clean Seas team in action
Seven Clean Seas pulling nets

What is SCS doing?

The project’s objective is to develop an efficient plastic collection and sorting infrastructure in Bintan, Indonesia to recover mixed plastics via community / business level collection, environmental interception and marine environment recovery. A Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) will be used to ensure plastics are diverted from the struggling landfill and ultimately recirculated into the circular economy via recycling where possible and secondary co-processing solutions where necessary.

Not only are oceans being cleaned up with infrastructure plans, but lives are also being changed. Cleaning up the oceans enables ethical employment to the most vulnerable communities, bringing them out of poverty by offering them a job that pays ethical wages and covers their health insurance, unlike in the waste management industry with informal workers and lack of security and protection.

To top it off, SCS also builds community engagement ecosystems to encourage local stakeholder interaction and stewardship of the environment with the goal of reducing primary plastic leakage into the environment. These come in the form of educational workshops that takes place in schools and business, which was opportunities to expose and educate them the issues of plastic pollution. Educational Experiences Project also presents a unique opportunity to engage local schools around the topics of conservation, marine plastic prevention and technological solutions. These are achieved by local school education organising visits to the projects in action.

Bintan, Riau Archipelago Project leader

Meet Siti who is the General Manager for the project in Bintan, Riau Archipelago Project. She has a wealth of experience ranging WWF Indonesia to local environmental NGO’s.

Siti Scs Gm Bintan

We’re very proud to be supporting Seven Clean Seas through Handprint to help clean up the oceans, and to make our planet a better place.

Join the Generation Regeneration

Colour Your Ways has joined forces with Handprint Tech to make our purchases planet positive. Handprint also offers other types of integrations for e-commerce shops. In addition, Handprint’s team of planet hackers can help you build bespoke integrations that link to any company KPI like unique website visitors, new leads in a CRM system, or number of people who saw your ad campaign. Check their solutions to learn more or get in touch with them.

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