THE HONU MOVEMENT x BACKLAXX
Together against plastic!
Plastic waste in rivers and oceans is massively damaging our planet, this is known to most people. However, the long-term effects on humans, animals and nature are not yet assessable!
On our travels through Asia, we were made aware of the scope of this problem:
The big cities are virtually suffocating in rubbish and even the most beautiful beaches are covered in plastic waste as far as the eye can see.
In order not to be part of this problem, we avoid using plastic in our products as much as possible. But we had the desire to do even more to be part of the solution!
With THE HONU MOVEMENT, we have found an organisation on the Philippine island of Cebu with which we can make a joint contribution against plastic waste pollution!
Remove plastic waste
THE HONU MOVEMENT collects plastic waste from the ocean with their hands. They do this on beaches, estuaries or with boats directly on the sea.
In the meantime, more than 100 employees are working for them in Southeast Asia. The organisation does not use controversial technologies that interfere with the ocean ecosystem. The plastic waste is collected with the hands of their own employees. Until it is collected by the recycling companies, the plastic is temporarily stored in our specially built "trash cabins" to prevent the wind or animals from redistributing the waste.
Recycle plastic waste
From the "trash cabins", the collected plastic waste is taken to an intermediate storage facility. At the temporary storage facility, the collected waste is pre-sorted and made available for collection.
From there, the collected plastic waste continues its journey directly to Cebu City, where the site of the certified recycling company "Guun co. Ltd" is located. The proximity to Cebu results in short transport distances and thus less environmental pollution.
What is plastic? How does plastic harm our ecosystem?
These are questions that THE HONU MOVEMENT answers even for the youngest children. They give lessons once a week for children in the collection areas. After the theoretical lesson, the children make things out of plastic waste, for example piggy banks or decorative objects (upcycling). Afterwards, they cook healthy meals together and eat together.
How we help together
We salvage the exact amount of packaging material (cardboard and filling material) that your order contains from the Pacific Ocean together with THE HONU MOVEMENT and return it to the recycling cycle!
Successes to date
We were able to recover and recycle the following amounts of plastic waste from the sea:
We are happy to do something good together with you!