American manufacturer of household cleaning products SC Johnson and environmental organization Plastic Bank spoke about the opening for the recycling of plastic waste in Indonesia, which will operate a reward system for waste collection with the help of tokens.
SC Johnson, which produces popular products under the brand name Mr. Muscle, released Sunday in a press release, which announced the plans to open centres as well as shared the latest scientific data on the pollution of the world ocean. The data indicate that more than 55% of all waste entering the ocean, produces only five Asian countries — China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.
So SC Johnson together with the Plastic Bank has decided to open eight new centers for the collection and recycling of plastic waste throughout Indonesia. Yesterday, October 28, has already opened one of them in Bali. Other centers are expected to be fully operational by may 2019. Once in Indonesia earn an entire network, SC Johnson plans to expand the program and launch similar institutions in other Asian countries.
This project from other similar initiatives are distinguished by the use of digital tokens. Garbage collectors will be able to exchange in the centres waste into tokens, which can then be used to purchase a variety of goods and services on a decentralized platform. As stated in the press release, such a use of the blockchain will help to reduce the risk of loss or theft of rewards tokens.
The head of the organization Plastic Bank David Katz (David Katz) also believes that the blockchain is the solution to not only become one of the tools of the fight against pollution of the oceans, but also help the poor in Indonesia.
This is not the first time technology of the distributed registry is used for environmental projects. So, Australian Power startup Ledger has created a p2p platform for distributing solar electricity. In August the company has completed testing platform in one of the districts of Bangkok.