Plastic2Power (P2PI), along with its Partners the AngelPreneur Venture Group Inc. (APVG) and the Clear Blue Oceans Foundation (CBO Foundation), have developed a plastic waste management strategy to address ocean and coastal plastic waste and marine debris in the greater Caribbean Sea (seen above) and the Hawaiian Islands (in final stages).
Although not expected to be in place for several years, in light of the devastation experienced from Hurricane IRMA and Maria in 2017 among many of the eastern Caribbean island countries (most notably Puerto Rico), our goal is to build our primary Caribbean Hub and first proposed P2P Port Industrial Park (P2P Port Park) development at the port of Ponce, plus five (5) or more P2P Waste Collection Centers (P2P Centers) on the Island of Puerto Rico.
If successful in securing the required land, we hope to begin operations by early 2024 and create over 1,600 long-term jobs and untold economic value for the Caribbean region. Although other locations are being considered for our Caribbean Hub, our goal is to build out a network of stand-alone P2P Centers in participating island countries who wish to address their own waste issues.
The greater Caribbean Sea region offers
an endless supply of waste products that
must be managed better to reduce limited
landfill space usages, provide a cleaner
travel destination in general, and to help
offset their carbon footprint.
To understand the problem, consider
that within North America the average
consumer generates approximately 80 U.S.
pounds of plastic packaging-related waste
products each year.
Just look in your refrigerator or visit any
local grocery store and you will see most
products packaged in some form of plastic.
In the Caribbean average waste generated
is less per person and varies by country as
shown on the chart to the right.
This may not seem like much waste on
an individual basis - but all together - it
amounts to millions of tons of waste each
year. It is estimated that over 10 million
tons of plastic waste (some 20 BILLION
pounds) of this waste finds its way into
our oceans annually = a massive oil spill.
Our research shows we can recover .12 gallons of usable fuel oil for every pound of waste plastic generated, recovered and processed. That equals 1.2 gallons for every ten pounds of mixed plastic waste, or 240 gallons per ton (2,000 U.S. pounds). When applying this to the 10 million tons of ocean plastic, in essence we are dumping 2.4 BILLION gallons, or over 5.7 million barrels of oil (42 gallons per barrel) into our oceans each year.
Yet as alarming as that may sound, we are dumping five (5) times that amount of oil secretly into our local or island landfills each year. This does not include the oil that can be recovered from the millions of scrap tires dumped into our oceans or landfills annually.
P2PI intends to become The Global Plastic Waste Solution Company, because we believe that these waste products represent one of the greatest renewable energy resources in our world
today - a lost resource just begging to be reclaimed or recovered. This waste crisis simply must reversed and stopped.
In time, P2PI intends to build four (4) smaller but similar P2P Port Parks, and over 200 stand-alone P2P Waste2Cash Collection Centers (P2P Centers) within the Caribbean region, and a single P2P Port Park in Hawaii, supported by 20 P2P Centers, investing a collective USD $2 billion or more to address the waste crisis, creating over 10,000 long-term jobs. .
NOTE: The ships you see in the above map image are part of the CBO Marine Debris Recovery Group, a part of the CBO Foundation's - Caribbean Waste Initiative. A similar Hawaiian Islands Waste plan using their vessels is planned for the Hawaiian Islands Waste. More details about this program can be found on their website.