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A POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT
The purpose of OWP is to remove plastic waste from oceans and rivers – in a way that contributes in a positive way to the local people working with the plastic collections.
The benefits we offer to our collectors
When plastic is removed from the ocean and from rivers that the local people use as a part of their daily life, this has an obvious positive social impact as they get access to cleaner waterways.
In addition, local communities are protected allowing each fisherman to continue fishing alongside collecting plastic, not to disrupt the local markets (limiting the amount of fish/mussels being caught).
Finally, to support each fisherman, they are paid well above the minimum salary levels. This allows the fishermen the access to doctors and their children to get better education etc.
National Nominal wage Indonesia 2019
(source: ILO – International Labour Organization)
Set Minimum wage Jakarta 2021 (source: Governor’s Office of Jakarta)
ReSea Project weighted monthly average wage per fisherman/collector (October 2020 – February 2021)
*Collectors working for ReSea Project work as individual contractors and are paid based on a piece-rate system.
THE 7 STEPS OF THE OWP DOCUMENTATION
This is how each step of OWP is documented
While we underline that there is no plastic from oceans and rivers in our current packaging, it is our ambition to include as much of this as possible in our future packaging.