Plastic pollution is a global issue that threatens ecosystems around the world. An estimated 11 million tons of plastic waste enters the oceans annually. Plastic pollution has been found in even the most remote environments. It takes hundreds or even thousands of years to degrade in nature and it affects wild life through entanglement, ingestion, and habitat impacts.
Doing Our Part
MyCHELLE has partnered with The Plastic Collective, a world-renowned organization that helps companies reduce their environmental impact. We recognize that we still have work to do to reduce our plastic pollution footprint but as a first step, we have become plastic neutral certified! This is an important step to advance toward our goal of taking responsibility for our plastic pollution and its impacts. Although we are unable to eliminate certain plastic pollution today, we have purchased plastic credits equivalent to the plastic pollution we haven’t yet been able to eliminate. These credits directly fund much-needed waste management activities and support the global transition to a circular economy. The purchase of these credits represents a temporary measure until we are able to undertake our longer-term goals of eliminating our plastic pollution entirely.
Collecting and Recycling Ocean Bound Plastic
We are proud to partner with SEArcular by Greencore. SEArcular is a coastal, community-based network collecting and aggregating ocean bound plastic in Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. They empower women in poverty-stricken areas to earn income to support their families by involving them in community education and being part of collector groups. They gather and sort plastic that gets processed into shreds, pellets, granules and flakes to be sold to downstream manufacturers. This organization is fully vetted by the Customs Union for Ocean Bound Plastic certification and by AEPW.
Together we can do more. It's about finding that bigger purpose in life that motivates every one of us to keep getting up, showing up, and making a difference whenever we can. We are proud to support best-in-class, hands-on organizations with our shared values. These are some of the most dedicated people, whose day to day actions are truly changing the world. Your support of MyCHELLE helps them continue their efforts.