Waste Collection as a Service with Joel Tasche from Cleanhub

Listen to the podcast episode This is the Pristine Ocean podcast. I'm your host, Peter Hall. In the podcast we talked to people about tackling the problem of marine plastic litter. Today we're talking to a German waste processing professional is also a surfer and ocean evangelist. He is an entrepreneur who believes in the power of technology to create solutions to environmental challenges. Joel Tasche from Cleanhub wants to disrupt an industry where the margins are already razor thin. In locations of high plastic pollution, his company finances local contractors to collect non recyclable materials that would otherwise land in the environment. To pay for these operation, he works with consumer brands who want to offset their plastic footprint. The story starts in Lake Constance, in the southwest of Germany, where Joel grew up. The fisherman bear complained of too few fish. The water is so clean the fish have little to feed on. You get the picture: very, very clean. Growing up in an environment like this, it leaves a mark on a person. When Joel moved away to study, he ended up spending a lot of time in the water surfing. After that he worked for a while at a start-up, gaining the entrepreneurs mindset. But then he hit a bump in the road. A quarter life crisis as he calls it. After a surf trip to Portugal, I…

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Wilhelm Myrer from empower.eco

Listen to the podcast episode . Welcome to the Pristine Ocean podcast. I'm your host Peter Hall. In the podcast, we talked to people and projects around the world, tackling…

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Marcos Bulacio from Pangea

Pristine Ocean  Rivers. They are nature's conveyor belts powered by the pull of the moon. They run tirelessly day and night pumping not only water but also trash into the…

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Citizen Science

Seán Lynch from OpenLitterMap Seán from OpenLitterMap  And that day I remember it very well. My interest just shifted dramatically because up until that point I was interested in video games. …

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The Startup with Ben from Effekt Footwear

Effekt Footwear Pristine Ocean The Startup Fashion might be a statement about who you are, but mostly it's about feeling good with yourself, feeling good, not just in your skin, but in the clothes you're wearing.  For a lot of people, feeling good means that the materials also have to be sustainable.  Will consumers buy clothes and shoes that make this statement?  “I care about the environment”. The simple answer is we don't know.  But a startup in Austria wants to find out. They are creating a sneaker which they claimed to be the *trashiest* sneaker on the planet.  It's made almost entirely from materials recovered from the waste stream, including ocean plastics.  It's great idea, but will customers go for it?  If they had an enormous budget, they could have designed and produced the shoes and checked outthe market reaction, but a big budget was…

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Charity Tokens

CleanOcean Pristine Ocean Charity Tokens Pristine Ocean You might have heard about some amazing stories about crypto currencies in the last few months. Stories about a currency shooting up to…

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Breaking the Plastic Wave

Offset your plastic usage Breaking the Plastic Wave Pristine Ocean This is the Pristine Ocean Podcast. The podcast that showcases people, projects and ideas that address the problem of marine plastic litter.  Plastic has a Jekill and Hyde character. Before the moment of consumption is a model citizen providing hygiene, longer food life and lower transport costs.  A moment after consumption, it becomes a worthless. Owned and loved by no one. …

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Carter Cleanup with Ashwin

Pristine Ocean  I remember an incident that happened to me sometime ago. I was walking down the shopping street in a large metropolitan city. It was in fact London and the street was Oxford Street, but it could have been anywhere.  It was late in the day on a Saturday and I was literally up to my knees in trash.  Trash that shoppers had thrown away into the street.  I was shocked, but more than that I just felt so helpless.  I felt so alone.  Everybody must find this normal to be wading through trash, I thought. But if someone spoke out, I'm sure the people would sign up. Something was missing. …

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Pyrolysis on Lombok, Indonesia

Waste Plastic to Oil with Andrew Sinclair We spoke to Andrew Sinclair from GTM Trash Management about setting up a pyrolysis reactor on Lombok, Indonesia Pristine Ocean Welcome to the Pristine Ocean podcast. I'm Peter hall.…

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Lombok Ocean Care

Lombok Ocean Care with Sakinah Pristine Ocean Welcome to the Pristine Ocean podcast. I'm your host, Peter Hall. The podcast talks to people around the world fighting the scourge of marine plastic litter.  Sakinah My God, people hate me because I'm always posting this pictures of of the rubbish container and send it to all government officials and all these WhatsApp groups and complaining too.  Pristine Ocean Maybe you've been thinking of visiting the country of Indonesia.  Although Bali is the destination of choice for many people, you might also consider the island of Lombok right next door.  Not so many tourists with friendly and relaxed locals.  You might be interested in pink sand beaches, old temples, rain forests, animals to observe, and the best snorkelling and diving, then Lombok might be your dream destination.  But like many item locations in Southeast Asia, Lombok’s waste disposal systems…

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Ecobricks with Faisal Abdur Rani

ImpactlutionFaisal AbdurRani Eco bricks - with Faisal Abdur Rani When ocean plastics first came up on my personal radar - I heard the following number over and over again: 3…

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