Empower is creating a solution for the plastic waste problem by giving plastic value. We are cleaning up the world while fighting poverty by providing a wage to those in need.
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For each 1 USD Empower cleans up 2.5 kg of plastic waste from beaches, rivers and nature in Africa and AsiaJOIN NOW
PLASTIC WASTE DEPOSIT SYSTEM
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Plastic waste poses considerable environmental challenge. As a single use product there is currently no universal waste management system in place that deals with the disposal and recycling of plastic. Empower is a Norwegian start-up using blockchain technology that rewards community action. Now in more than 15 countries the app-based platform incentivises the collection of plastic waste, kick-starts waste management systems and encourages transparency in the supply chains of plastic producers.
HOW WE MAKE THE IMPACT
Empower is building a global plastic waste ecosystem based on the same philosophy as the Norwegian bottle deposit system. You can take part in giving plastic value and kick-start its journey in a transparent and traceable route from waste to a new product. We are cleaning up the world while fighting poverty by providing wages to those in need. Our goal is to promote disruptive solutions which can contribute to shape a fully circular economy. Reduce plastic pollution and poverty with plastic credits!
Blockchain enabled tracking - A story behind every credit - Transparent costs - Fully verified
More than 60
plastic clean up organizations on board
Over 7000 people
participated to make an impact
1.1 million kg
plastic tracked and collected from nature and oceans
fight with us for a world without plastic pollution
CHOOSE YOUR PLAN
Join us in building a movement towards circular economy and plastic waste free environment! Your sponsorship makes real impact where it is needed the most.
Take a look at our projects
Empower is now in more than 20 countries incentivising the collection of plastic waste, kick-starting waste management systems and building transparency in the supply chains of recyclers and plastic producers. You fund cleanups across the world: from India, Indonesia, Laos and Nepal in Asia to Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda and Tanzania in Africa. More than 7 000 people earn their living through these events, directly impacting their livelihood, families, and communities.
Every year 570,000 tons of plastic ends up in the Mediterranean Sea. On the Nile, independent fishermenn are also striving to make a living from the scarcity of fish in the river.
Ibeju Lekki, Nigeria
Trash users have quickly adapted to use of the digital registration platform and already registered tons of plastics. The collected plastic comes from both beach and land based sources.
The pilot clean-up started here in 2019 with the users collecting a significant amount of waste from the region. Since January 2021 they focused on cleaning up around water bodies nearby.
Empower and ICENECDEV’s
partnership has mobilised more than 200 community members actively involved in the Plastic Collection campaign along the West Coast of Cameroon.
Together with Phamai, we have collected 51 029 plastic bottles filled with 10 tons of plastic waste in the deep jungle of Laos! Anyone can deliver ecobricks in exchange for a financial reward.
Our first international beach cleanup with Bija Organization and Sunflower Welfare Foundation. The great efforts of 35 volunteers resulted in a total of 2500 kg waste collected.
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F*#k THE Plastic Channel Swim
Daniel is planning to swim 33km across the English Channel in Summer 2022 to raise awareness of the plastic pollution crisis.
Daniel has partnered with us to remove 2,5 kg of plastic from the ocean for every metre Daniel swims. This real-world impact will be traceable via the Empower tracker which will report where in the world the plastic has been removed, and how much!SUPPORT HERE
Along the way, he will be working with other partners across the UK to raise awareness of plastic pollution and, most importantly, the potential solutions to the problem!
Daniel will be fundraising throughout his training, with the goal of removing 33 000 kg of plastic waste from the ocean environment.
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