Over 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans every year! Aldi are working in partnership with Plastic Bank to support the Clean Oceans project, which helps remove plastics from our oceans.
Impoverished people in Haiti, the Philippines and Indonesia collect plastic waste and exchange it at local Plastic Bank sites for money, food, drinking water or children’s tuition. The plastic is then recycled to make new products.
How does this project remove carbon from the atmosphere?
• The ocean stores 25% of the CO2 from the atmosphere. The healthier the ocean ecosystem, the more carbon it can store
• A wind farm in the Philippines delivers direct carbon reduction. For every tonne of carbon that is offset by the wind power, credits are provided to local people for every 10kg of plastic waste that they collect.