American manufacturer of household cleaning products SC Johnson and environmental organization Plastic Bank will open several centers of processing of plastics in Indonesia, offering tokens to local residents for waste collection, said in a press release from the companies.
SC Johnson, which owns such brands as Glade, Ziploc and Mr. Muscle, published the latest scientific data about ocean pollution plastic, saying that five Asian countries – China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand – involved in 55% of plastic waste entering the ocean.
With the help of Plastic Bank SC Johnson will open eight centres collect plastic in all over Indonesia. First opened in Bali on October 28, other centers is planned to start by may 2019. After opening the network in Indonesia, SC Johnson hopes to expand the program to neighboring Asian countries.
In these centers local collectors will exchange plastic waste into tokens, which can then be used to purchase goods and services through the decentralized system. The press release notes that the use of the blockchain in the propagation of tokens will reduce the risk of loss or theft of the reward.
“So you can fight not only with the problem of ocean pollution, but also reduce the level of poverty in Indonesia itself,” – said the founder and CEO of the Plastic Bank David Katz (David Katz).
Blockchain is widely used in charitable programs because of the transparency and high level of security. For example, the United Nations (UN) established an ad hoc group on digital cooperation, the agenda of which is the use of technology in many projects.
Among the projects of the UN, the use of the blockchain in refugee camps in Jordan where they get the money directly with the help of technology. Payments under the program can also be done through a decentralized system where you can buy products or the goods for cash or cards.
Decentralised solutions are also used in the field of environmental protection, especially in renewable solar energy blockchain in this industry are used more and more companies. Recently joined the Singapore SP Group.