Next to every recyclable plastic bottle there is a plastic bag, shoe, food packaging or other non-recyclable plastic that is not being collected because it has no market value. Unlike the selective recycling market, TONTOTON’s allows companies to create a circular solution for all types of plastic waste.
Through a certified plastic credit system, we have created, in particularly polluted coastal areas, a community-based solution for the clean-up and disposal of all plastics, leaving nothing behind.
TONTOTON’s solution is designed to involve and empower the informal waste sector and local communities. Creating a new market for ‘orphan’ plastic, TONTOTON recycle, upcycle and co-process mismanaged plastic, supporting communities and environments.
We believe in a WIN-WIN-WIN solution for ocean plastic pollution, one that includes diverse benefits and a blue circular economy benefitting all: the environment, the society, and businesses.
The TONTOTON program aims to rescue low-value plastic from the environment before it reaches oceans
by engaging companies to create a blue circular economy.
Through our program, we enable local communities, especially poor waste workers,
to achieve higher earnings, improve life quality, and improve access to education, services, and technology.
Our work follows the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN for The Agenda 2030.
To change the daily reality in highly polluted,
vulnerable costal communities and create a
sustainable economic system to maintain clean areas
LOW-VALUE MARINE PLASTIC RECOVERY
Directly removing ocean-bound plastic as well as stopping the leakage at source
PROVIDING SOCIAL JUSTICE
Ensuring stable incomes for marginalised comunities
CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Closing the loop by providing a market for previous valueless materials
Founder & CEO
Expert in Business with Purpose, Sustainability, Circular Economy, and Public Relations
Logistics and Operations
Expert in Logistics and Operations Management
and Accounting Manager
Expert in Administration and Human Resource Development
Cambodia Project Manager
Expert in Community Development and Mobilization
Hai Phong Project Manager
Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies
7 years: February 2006 – February 2013
Founder & CEO of Barak Ekshtein PR
PR firm specialized in promoting sustainability and eco-friendly products
14 years: March 2007 – Present
Co-founder and CEO of BKS Co Ltd
Leading reusable packaging company specializing in recycled, eco-friendly materials.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting; Masters in Business Administration
3 years 10 months: June 2009 – March 2013
Phong Phu International JSC (PPJ)
Shipping Document Executive
7 years: March 2013 – April 2020
Evolution Entreprises Co. Ltd VN
Environmental Professional, Impact Manager, Plastic Waste Expert
BSc (Hons) in Agriculture; M.Sc. in NRM and Master in Marine Plastic Abatement, AIT.
7 months: April 2022 – October 2022
International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)
Community Based Conservaton Expert
1 year 4 months: March 2016 – July 2017
Marine Environment Protection Authority
Assistant Marine Environment Officer
1 year 8 months: August 2017 – April 2019
Agri-business Center, University of Peradeniya
North Vietnam Region Manager
Bachelor’s Degree in Art
1 year: June 2020 – June 2021
Vic trading Co,.ltd
5 years: June 2015 -June 2020
Shindong Digitech Co,.ltd
Project Manager Cambodia
3 years: 2015 – 2018
MCC (Marine Conservation Cambodia)
Coordinators (Team Leader)
1 year: 2014 – 2015
WCS ( World Conservation Society )
Community Manager, Cambodia
Degree in Information Technology
CSR Marketing Bachelor’s Degree in Development Communication with Graduate Units earned in Asian Studies
3 years: 2013-2016
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Project Officer, Economic Growth Group
2 years: 2009-2011
CARD-MRI (Microfinance Institute)
Module Developer and Creative Leader