The mission of Save Our Oceans Foundation is to begin procuring and deploying small footprint, continuous, catalytic processing units at select locations on land and sea to begin an international program that cleans the world of plastic waste by converting it into fuel (diesel). Plastic To Fuel Units will bring plastic waste into the CIRCULAR ECONOMY (make, use, reuse).
WE WORK WITH INDUSTRY, NON-PROFITS, GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES, AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD!
PlasticBank.org is an example of the local population collecting and exchanging waste plastic for money. Plastic Bank pays local people to collect plastic and exchange it for necessities and for digital currency.
Save Our Oceans Foundation can add diesel fuel to the inventory of items available in exchange for waste plastic thus further creating a market for plastic pollution. This local, renewable fuel can power fishing boats, mopeds, or electric generators anywhere plastic is a problem.
Fifteen trillion pounds of plastic are overflowing landfills, clogging waterways, and wreaking havoc in our oceans. Typical response from the public and the powerful is a call to ban plastic outright. Yet, plastic brings many environmental and safety benefits. The problem is not plastic but our use-once-and-throw-away culture. Instead, every single piece of plastic can be repurposed as fuel (greener than producing it from conventional sources). This can be done in a profitable way by monetizing waste plastic so that individuals the world over will collect and return plastic for money. A small footprint Plastic-to-Fuel (PTF) technology offers a viable solution for waste plastic on land and at sea! .
When plastic is retrieved from the ocean, current practice is to barge the plastic to shore and landfill it. By converting the plastic to diesel fuel at sea, the plastic waste returned to port is minimized, the costs of land transportation and disposal (landfill fees?) are avoided, and the diesel produced will help fuel the ship.
By converting waste plastic to fuel we make the plastic valuable and incentivize individuals to collect and exchange plastic for money.
In impoverished areas of the world where 10% of the population (736 million people) live on less than $1.90 per day and where waste collection infrastructure does not exist, we can pay people to collect waste plastic , trade it for consumer goods or digital currency and earn 3, 4 times what they were earning.
Now, a pollutant can be converted back into fuel removing the pollutant from the environment. and helping families move out of poverty. Our nonprofit will create local jobs, local revenue, and incentivize collection of waste plastic by individuals!
WHY NOT JUST RECYCLE?
Only 7-18% of plastic is recycled. Most of the remainder ends up in landfills or the ocean. Catalyzed, small footprint PTF units convert the waste into local, usable, renewable fuel. Certain mixtures of plastic (PE + PP +PS) yield the highest conversion rate (80%-90%) of approximately 10 pounds plastic to 1 gallon of fuel..
CAN OTHERS CONVERT PLASTIC TO FUEL?
Yes and no. Pyrolytic units can convert plastic to crude oil (value $1.50/gallon) and then send the crude to a refinery and convert it into fuel. Our recommended PTF unit (developed by EcoFuel Technologies, Inc.) converts plastic directly into diesel (value $3.50/gallon) no refinery required. This process is cheaper, faster, and mobile, making waste plastic part of the circular economy.
REALISTICALLY, CAN WE REMOVE PLASTIC FROM THE OCEAN?
Not until we stop adding more plastic each day from land. We must stop the flow of plastic into our streams and rivers. If your sink is overflowing, you don't start mopping, first you turn off the faucet.