A picture of a plastic-free world is difficult to imagine. It is undeniable that despite their undecomposable nature, plastics serve many useful purposes. So functional, in fact, that we depend on them to carry out vital everyday activities. What’s more impossible to imagine, however, is a picture of a world without seabirds and marine animals.
Fear of this vision prompted Envirotech Waste Recycling, Inc. (EWRI) to exist, in order to safeguard the welfare of whales, seals, turtles, and other aquatic creatures through plastic wastes recycling.
Envirotech is a recycling company established in Davao City in 2010 to help address the perennial plastic problem in the Philippines. Founded by Winchester O. Lemen, the company collects single-use or soft plastic wastes from local communities and private organizations and converts them into furniture, construction materials, household essentials, and other products.
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The mission & the purpose
Every year, the world generates over 300 million tonnes of plastic wastes but only a portion of these can be recycled. The rest remains dumped in landfills, and since most plastics take a hundred years to decompose, the landfills also take time to clear out. To help prevent the surplus of wastes from polluting the ocean, Envirotech makes recycling the better alternative.
Lemen said that people know how to religiously segregate biodegradable from non-biodegradable wastes, but the problem is that they don’t know what to do with the mixed soft plastic wastes. These are usually the neglected wastes, because junk shops have no use for them.
Aside from the lack of disposal sites, another problem that Envirotech seeks to address is the growing demand for wooden furniture made from trees. More than 10 years ago, the company made a breakthrough by creating school chairs and tables out of thousands of candy and junk food wrappers, shampoo sachets, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles, and grocery bags.
Envirotech’s nnnovative products made from recycled plastic wastes
Over the years, Envirotech has introduced more products into their catalog: tiles, pallets, bricks, pots and planters, lamps, garbage bins, canisters, picnic tables, lounging chairs, foot-disinfecting baths, and foot-operated alcohol dispensers, tables and chairs. Today, the company’s latest project is a 28-sqm house made out of 95% plastic wastes. With each product consisting of 300 to 10,000 pieces of plastics, Envirotech helps reduce the amount of wastes that overpopulate landfills. Instead of labelling plastics as one of society’s evil opponents, Envirotech promotes proper recycling as a lasting solution to the world’s plastic problem. When viewed through an imaginative and resourceful mindset, plastics are valuable wastes that can become useful again. We are your Pac-Man dedicated to clear the Earth of plastic garbage. We are your waste management experts in transforming them into durable pieces of furniture, building materials and all you can imagine creative usable products. We partner with Companies who share our vision of safeguarding the environment. Envirotech is to fulfill the mission of maintaining a toxic free world and sustainable recycling of plastic waste. Thank you for trusting us.
Envirotech currently has recycling plants in Davao City, Claver in Surigao del Norte, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, and Koronadal City.
Fundraising achieved so far
Having grown to the point where they would like to expand across the country, they are now looking for funding.
The deal terms
They are raising 1M USD to build the largest plastic waste facility in the Manila Metro area.
Expert team with effective synergy
The team is composed of experts and they are ready to face the challenge in recovering the plastic waste. We developed good synergy among the group and we make sure that we discuss next steps to provide the workers information that will not overlap each tasks
Turning waste into value: Transforming plastic into useful products
The timing is now since they have a lot of plastic waste to be recovered and turn them into useful products that can be used by communities and establishments. All products that they produce always have an impact on either the community, establishment, government, or companies.
Building a sustainable future
The traction of building up the company makes it a rare feat. It helps in developing new synergies. The problem must be solved and slowly inching our way to reduce it by 50%.
Tackling the school chair shortage in the country
The entire addressable market is also determined by demand, and because the country has a large backlog in terms of school chairs, they are focused on doing so.
A new era in plastic recycling: technology that makes a difference
The technology is distinct from other recyclers since they address all types of plastic waste. Their Firm accepts foil packs and other difficult-to-process materials.
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