Founded in November 2018, Antilles Plastic Project, Inc. (APP, Inc.) is focused on the crisis that the creation of 300+ million tonnes of plastic each year is contributing to the ecodemic that is plastic marine debris pollution. The founders of the organization have spent many years with several local environmental organizations. With 100’s of collective miles walked in beach, river and lake cleanups, we have seen the magnitude of plastic marine debris in our environment.
Our mission is to research a plastic to fuel conversion process as a possible solution to plastic pollution in the Antilles Archipelago.
As more and more research becomes available, it becomes clearer and clearer that we are only beginning to grasp ocean plastic pollution implications for humanity and the health of the planet. Over 800 species of marine life are known to be impacted by plastic, and newly found plastic particles in drinking water, salt, beer and fish for consumption indicate we have much to learn about how this pollution impacts people.
Current studies estimate 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are in our oceans. An additional 7 – 10 million tonnes of plastic debris is pouring into the oceans each year. While Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle was seen as the way to turn this faucet off, it is not providing a complete solution.
APP, Inc. seeks to raise funding towards placing a prototype Plastic to Fuel conversion unit in the Southwest of Puerto Rico.