Supporting Social Plastic
While Shearer works closely with and leads our clients through principles of material health, a circular construction life cycle, carbon management, energy conservation, water stewardship, social fairness, and health in design and construction projects, we understand that we have our own responsibility towards the environment.
The average person generates 84kg of plastic waste per year (that’s equivalent to approximately 4,200 plastic bottles worth).
In an effort to neutralize our footprint on the Earth and oceans, while simultaneously giving back to underdeveloped communities globally, SHEARER SUPPORTS PLASTIC BANK.
SHEARER employees are plastic neutral. What does this really mean?
We offset our annual plastic footprint by helping divert plastic from entering the world’s oceans.
What is Plastic Bank?
In short, it’s an organization that supports the Earth and it’s people – full circle. And it actually makes a difference. And they use blockchain and new tech to transparently track their transactions – which is cool.
In long, Plastic Bank stops ocean plastic while improving the lives of those who help collect it:
- Ethical recycling ecosystems are built in coastal communities and the materials are re-processed for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain.
- Through blockchain technology, collectors receive a premium for the materials they collect to better help themselves provide basic family necessities such as groceries, school tuition, and insurance.
- Collected material is re-born as ‘Social Plastic’ and integrated into partnered products and packaging, thereby creating a closed-loop supply chain, while helping those who collect it.
You can be plastic neutral too! Find out how you can take action to keep plastic out of our oceans and contribute to ethical recycling systems that transform lives around the world, visit www.plasticbank.com