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Removing plastic for a cleaner future

Every year 1 million sea creatures die from ingesting plastic that flow into the oceans from just 10 rivers. This has a drastic effect on global environments (both in the sea and on land) and effects millions of people. 

The good news is that we – all of us – can do something about it. We know where the majority of pollution is coming from and consumer conscience continues to grow. 

Bouddi is taking on ocean pollution through education and action. We believe that through sustainable and ethical business it is possible to create change.

 

50% of all our profits are committed to cleaning the world’s oceans by targeting the source of the problem, polluted rivers.

But How?

EDUCATION

Over 780 million people around the world do not have access to basic education, let alone schooling on sustainable living and the impacts of pollution on their health and the environment. We cannot expect change to occur if people are not aware of the impact of their actions.

 

Our education teams are committed to teaching communities about the impact of their rubbish on their health, the environment, marine life and useful ways to minimise their impact. This is the first step in the process, providing communities access to knowledge.

CLEANING 

Each year 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans. Our team is taking action at the source, collecting it from the river before it floats out into the Indian Ocean and around the world. 

While our team can quickly and easily identify plastics, it is not so easy for marine life and sea birds. Every piece we pick up counts, as it could be the difference between life and death for an animal out at sea or on our favourite beaches.

RECYCLING

Every piece of plastic ever created still exists in some shape or form. Plastic is an incredibly durable material and for this reason it is crucial that we find new ways to utilise it. 

Everything we collect from the rivers is a resource and we try our very best to utilise it. All waste collected is sent to be sorted and recycled or responsibly disposed of. 

Thanks to our amazing partners and community support, we can recycle plastics that would otherwise harm our oceans.

Making an impact?

20 tons of plastic collected

1000 + people educated

30% - 50% of waste recycled

500 + volunteers

Nice, so what's next?

Bouddi plans to employ over 200 local people in 2020, providing unemployed people with working opportunities, family support, education and basic health care. 

Our plan is to grow the project’s scope and impact by slowly moving up the Ganges River, capturing wider support and providing broader education and opportunities across India. Establishing a measurable impact on ocean pollution through our efforts, identifying key performance indicators in both behavioural change and river waste collection. 

We are striving to develop enhanced processes for river cleaning and pollution reduction, allowing a scalable and repeatable method to be followed and multiplied over several major waste rivers with local context in mind. 

Bouddi aims to help clean all 10 of the world’s most harmful rivers in years to come.

The Clean-Up Partners

Through strategic partnerships we have created an incredibly like minded team with complementary skill sets. This River Clean Up Project would not be possible without the continuous support and effort from our amazing partners striving to have an impact on this critical, global issue. 

If you or your organisation would like to show support or partner with our River Clean Up Project, please do not hesitate to reach out.