The Plastic2Power business model consists of a bold, well orchestrated and innovative new approach to local and regional waste management. It is a model we intend to build into a Global Plastic Waste Solution Company. Although a large-scale start-up model by design, with many moving parts, it is well-structured and ready to be implemented on a regional level.
This waste management solution was originally rooted in a simple need to address ocean plastic waste, and what to do with it once collected. It took our Founder/Chairman Mr Ortmann and his offshore venture development firm and small team over ten years of ongoing research, private investment, and concept development to get to this point.
The P2P-USA principal goals are simple: build a scalable waste collection and processing business to address plastic packaging, scrap tires, and glass containers. All well-known products everyone uses or comes in contact with daily, monetize this waste stream to help drive local consumer participation in the waste solution and thereby global growth.
To understand the growing plastic waste issue, consider that within North America the average consumer generates approximately 80 U.S. pounds of plastic packaging related waste each year. A person would need to only look in their refrigerator or visit a local grocery store to see that most products come in some form of plastic. This may not seem like much waste on an individual basis - but together - it amounts to millions of tons of waste each year .
The above chart does not include the non-consumer or commercial plastic product waste. Yet this represents over 123 million barrels dumped into our landfills each year. Why do we never hear any
outrage about this?. Now think these figures times 30 or more years of dumping, and you can start understanding the value of this waste management solution.
It is estimated that over 10 million tons of plastic waste, some 20 BILLION pounds finds its way into our oceans annually, amounting to a massive hidden and continual oil spill. Consider that for every pound of waste plastic we recover we can reclaim .12 gallons of usable fuel oil. When applying this to the 10 million tons of ocean plastic, we are in essence dumping 2.4 BILLION gallons - over 5.7 million barrels of oil (42 gallons per barrel) into our oceans each year.
This trend must simply be stopped - or at the least reversed - and that is our goal. Yet as alarming as the above figures may sound, we are dumping five (5) times that amount of oil secretly into our local or island landfills each year. Now think about these figures times 30 or more years of local dumping, and you can start understanding the value of this waste. This does not include the oil we can reclaim with the millions of scrap tires dumped into our oceans or landfills annually.
P2P-USA intends to become a Global Plastic Waste Solution Company, and we believe these waste products represent one of the greatest renewable energy resources we have today. A resource just begging to be reclaimed. We feel landfills will become the oil fields of the future.
We will accomplish our goal by building a network
of stand-alone P2P Waste2Cash Collection Centers
to collect the waste items we seek to recover from
local consumers at the source. These P2P Centers
will include a Tropical Reef Travel Cafe, to make the
waste recovery experience more fun and rewarding.
P2P Centers incorporate the CBO Waste2Cash Card
Program, a waste monetization plan for participants.
The program is designed to drive ongoing consumer
engagement by turning everyday waste products into
a new form of revenue. Members collect and accrue
points for every pound of waste returned, manage
the points online and convert them into cash value
(real money) at any local bank ATM location.
Our network of region-wide P2P Centers will supply the waste products for processing at one of our strategically placed P2P City or Port Industrial Park projects, similar to those shown below:
Proposed P2P Port Industrial Park Proposed P2P City Industrial Park
Each P2P Park project is designed to process plastic waste packaging and scrap tires back into fuel oil, using an environmentally-safe process known as pyrolysis. This oil is used to generate power to supply onsite high-energy user P2P Tenants such as vertical indoor produce farms, manufacturing, precast concrete items, and even yacht building. Each facility will have solar electric roof panels, and all surplus power generated will be sold into the local power grid.
Each P2P Park operation will have four (4) core
operating divisions: the P2P Waste Processing
Division will mange the plastic waste, scrap tires
and glass we collect from our regional P2P Centers. All glass will come in bags pre-crushed and is delivered exclusively to our onsite tenant Integrated Concrete, who will use this glass for its own pre-cast concrete items. The plastic waste and scrap tires will be washed, shredded, and then converted back into fuel oil via the pyrolysis operations. The environmentally-safe byproduct known as CHAR, will also be delivered to Integrated Concrete, who will use this material in construction activities. P2P Port Parks will process 80,000 tons of plastic waste and 40,000 tons of tires annually, with P2P City Parks designed to do half those volumes annually.
Although the P2P global transportation and
shipping logistics will be managed out of its
U.S. based offices in Las Vegas, each P2P Park
will have its own local transportation Logistic operations. Assuming we build our Puerto Rico Port Industrial Park, this division will operate the entire Caribbean logistic network - including all local shipping needs and activities between participating island nations. P2P will seek to acquire and operate two or more small container ships, and expects to have 3,000 or more 20-foot shipping containers in various stages of deployment within three years of launch.
Once the waste has been processed into a low
sulfur fuel oil it is sent to our P2P Diesel Fuel Oil
Division. It will allocate and filter the fuel for use
by our onsite power generating division, and convert some into marine diesel for our vessels, diesel fuel for our fleet of vehicles, and even seek to sell fuel to local power generators. Although the pyrolysis process already removes all toxic elements from the fuel, further refining can be done onsite without any risk to the overall environment. P2P will not sell any finished fuel to the public.
The P2P Energy Resource Division will manage all
roof-top solar electric panels and battery storage
systems, plus all related diesel power generating
activities onsite. The goal is to use solar generated power for all onsite building lighting and normal office loads, and use diesel generated power for higher voltage energy manufacturing or processing needs. Surplus power will be sold into the local grid. Based on local power demand, P2P may expand its power generating to utilize more of its oil resources.
P2PI has developed a Caribbean Waste Management Plan, in partnership with the CBO Foundation
Caribbean Waste Initiative and its Marine Debris Recovery Group (As seen in the chart below). It is developing a similar plan for the Hawaiian Islands, although either plan is several years off from becoming active.