In this episode, I welcome Ben Moody to explore a systemic way of reversing plastic pollution – a young regenerative entrepreneur with a big vision to clean the seas. Tune in to this episode on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Youtube or any of your other podcast streaming platforms!
Through his innovative business, Seven Clean Seas, Ben Moody has managed to remove over 2 million kilograms of plastic from the ocean by working with a number of countries in Asia, engaging with communities to create positive local employment.
He and his partners buy plastic credits from companies – a way to create a systemic solution for plastic pollution. This plastic neutral idea pushes for plastic reduction, but allows places like medical industries who use necessary plastics to offset their impact by sponsoring Ben’s work of removing plastic already in the environment.
As Ben sees it, this is a systemic problem. We have to stop the flow of plastic as well as cleaning it up at the same time. And if we can positively engage the communities that are involved in this process, then impact start ups like Ben’s can really make a difference.
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