HELPING LOCAL COMMUNITIES
OWP HAS A GREAT POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT
The purpose of OWP is to clean oceans and rivers and have a positive impact on the global plastic problem that the world is currently facing. Doing so also has a positive effect on local communities.
SOCIAL IMPACT OF OWP
Helping local communities
In Indonesia, local communities live with plastic pollution every day, potentially harming their health and affecting their daily lives. ReSea Project helps the locals by hiring them as collectors, and to be a part of their cleanup team to remove plastic from oceans and rivers. The cleanup has several benefits such as cleaner waterways for the residents, a better environment, and provides the collectors with an additional income.
SUPPORT OF EACH COLLECTOR
Improving the locals living conditions
ReSea Project supports each collector and ensures that they are treated fairly. They are paid well above the minimum wage, which for example allows them better access to medical aid, and their children can get a better education, etc. From October 2020 to February 2021, the weighted monthly average per member of ReSea Project’s cleanup team was more than 75% above the minimum wage in Jakarta.
Source: Set Minimum wage Jakarta 2021, Governor’s Office of Jakarta
Stories from the local cleanup team
We wish for the cleanup team to speak for themselves and share their stories. Look through the different stories below.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
You can be a part of this
If you wish to help clean oceans and rivers while supporting local communities, this is your chance. Contact us and learn more about the benefits of working with OWP.