We recycle plastic waste to build emergency shelters
We recycle the plastic waste into planks with the help of our local partner, Envirotech Recycling, a company dedicated to soft plastic recycling. Already 4 metrics tons of plastic waste collected by The Plastic Flamingo have been recycled into planks.
The planks are crafted to build emergency shelters. Our model is circular: from plastic waste collected in the municipalities, we make emergency shelters for the local communities.
In the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan devastated large parts of the country in November 2013. The typhoon, which was the strongest to have ever made landfall, displaced more than 4 million people, and damaged or destroyed 1.1 million homes.
The Philippines is one of the world’s most disaster prone countries. It is struck by more than 20 typhoons in an average year, and with the effects of climate change that number is expected to rise.
The Worldwide and Philippines market for emergency shelters is thus sadly huge and in constant growth.
We provide full visibility on the recycling process, from the collection to the manufacturing , and we ensure effective quality control and good working conditions.