National Second prize winner

PLARENE

Ending poverty by recycling plastic

Pitch

With all the obstacles humanity is facing today, plastic pollution may be one of the most persistent ones.

We enable landfill scavenging families to recycle plastic on their own in small scale recycling operations, which are connected to a network and thus work as one. The recycled raw materials of each individual recycler is gathered to be sold together.

The Network provides the required know-how and machines as well as logistics and customer service.

By connecting all the recycling efforts we are able to provide a salary above national average to the poorest citizens of developing countries.

This is their ticket out of poverty and our collective contribution to a clean and healthy planet.

Quick facts

  • 2016 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Sustainable Land Use, Sustainable Production Systems
    Theme
  • Austria
    Country

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Team

  • Alon Mekinulov Founder, Valentina Elnekheli Founder, Barbora Pollakova Founder

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