We envision a world free of plastic pollution.
Glassic rethinks consumer goods to address plastic pollution in Southeast Asia directly at its root cause.
We do so, by integrating the triple bottom line of sustainability: People, Planet and Profit!
We probably don’t have to tell you that plastic pollution exposes a severe worldwide problem, especially on those countries where the plastic waste cannot be managed in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Nevertheless, here are some shocking but scientifically based numbers.
- Worldwide over 380 million tons of plastic are produced per year.
- Over 8 million tons of plastic garbage are leaked into the ocean annually – that’s more than one garbage truckload every minute!
- As a result, every year 100 million marine animals die solely because of plastic waste.
- And without taking immense action, there will be more plastic in our oceans that fish by 2050.
Our project adresses the following Sustainable Development Goals :
We establish a company on the island of Ko Kut, Thailand, which replaces disposable water bottles with reusable glass ones. This directly avoids plastic waste generations.
In concrete terms, we treat water from a local spring, fill it into glass bottles and distribute them to our customers, the hotel industry and the gastronomy. The empty bottles are then collected, cleaned and refilled by our provided logistics service.
On the one hand our goal is to invest the generated turnover in the growth of our project to effectively and holistically fight the plastic problem. On the other hand, we directly support sustainability projects in alignment with the sustainable development goals. For example, we cooperate with the local NGO “TrashHero” to support them with clean-ups and awareness creation.
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