Neutralize Plastic Footprints
ONE TON AT A TIME
How does it work?
Every company that uses plastic in its products has an environmental Plastic Footprint.
To neutralize it, TONTOTON will rescue an equal weight
of Ocean Bound Plastic from land sources, and convert it
into Alternative Fuels and Raw Materials (AFRM),
preventing the possibility of it ever becoming marine litter.
All rescued orphan plastics are transferred to the co-processing treatment facility to be used as energy for cement kilns.
This creates a new market for low-value plastics and provides support for waste-pickers communities. The co-processing treatment monitors CO2 emissions and is supervised 24/7.
In July 2021, our Founder and CEO Barak Ekshtein, takes the stage on BBC World News to share his expert take on how to treat plastic at its end of life and create circularity through TONTOTON’s certified plastic credit system.
Why Neutralize your Plastic Footprint?
In November 2020, we captured images of our work on Hon Son Island, to show you all the stages of our system, from collection to final waste treatment.
Vietnam is the 4th largest contributor to ocean plastic pollution globally, with an estimated 2,500 tons of plastic waste
discharged into the environment daily.
TONTOTON cooperates with local communities and authorities
to develop collection centers for ocean-bound plastic in poor waste-management areas.
TONTOTON works under the strict standard of the Ocean-Bound Plastic Certification Scheme. It defines what OBP is, where it can be collected from and provides ethical and social guidelines.
Moreover, a 3rd party control body will verify the amount of the collected OBP.
Businesses are exploring ways to defend the same environmental values as their customers. They want to be more sustainable, environmentally responsible, and make a genuine, positive impact in communities. Joining the TONTOTON community shows your stakeholders you walk your talk. It also makes your customers the environmental heroes they want to be when purchasing your products. We call that a win-win.
News & Blog
By now, we know that plastic is harmful to the environment. Some of the same things that make it such a useful material—the fact that it’s lightweight, easy to produce, and fairly durable—also contributes to its toxicity.
When it comes to addressing environmental concerns, we’ve yet to come to a global consensus as to best practices.
Plastic pollution poses an imminent threat to our entire planet. Ocean plastics poison our seas, killing wildlife and destroying ecosystems, some of which we depend
Single-use plastic is too light, and its value too low to be collected and recycled. Therefore, it has no market value, making it ‘orphan plastic’ that is more likely to become ocean bound plastic polluting our environment.
No. Our certification requires us to be very attentive with our collections. TTT collects Ocean Bound plastic (OBP) with a focus on low value and non-recyclable plastic waste in poor waste management areas. We call it ‘Orphan Plastic’. We are allowed to pick all kinds of Plastics made from petroleum and biosourced but this excludes any other non-Plastic wastes: All types of metal, Wood, Food, Glass, Non Plastic, Tetrapack, Non-Plastic fiber made textiles, Dirt, Stones, Concrete Plaster or equivalent, Sand, Mud… etc
TTT is the first plastic neutralizing program that works and collaborates with the Ocean Bound Plastic Certification Scheme (www.obpcert.org) and Zero Plastic Oceans (zeroplasticoceans.org) adhering to the ocean-bound plastic protocols.
The protocols define what OBP is, plastic from which sources will be considered as OBP, how to control and supervise waste pickers and collecting groups, and more.
By partnering with us, you contribute towards a new circular economy benefiting the:
– Environment; by protecting ecosystems from plastic pollution, reducing landfilling and CO2 emissions
– Society; by providing local communities work and knowledge in this new market
– Businesses; by becoming more sustainable, reducing your plastic footprint and providing your consumers with peace of mind that you are walking your talk.