The P2P Port Industrial Park (P2P Port Park) is designed mainly for larger regional areas that have a deep water shipping port. The design conceptual rendering above is set on just under 100 acres of waterfront port land. It will cost an estimated USD $250 million to build-out and fully equip this facility and buildings for operation, but once online will employ 1,500 or more, grow millions in fresh produce, and generate an estimated USD $200 million or more annually for the local economy.
An initial P2P Port Park is targeted for the Port of Tampa, our proposed primary USA mainland base, the Island of Puerto Rico, for the Caribbean, and Honolulu, Hawaii, for the north pacific region. In an effort to bring new jobs and energy to the local areas, especially Puerto Rico that was hard-hit by the 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Although we are still in the preliminary stages, and have not yet approached or sought commitments or approvals from any location. P2P-USA intends to open talks with local governments and their port authorities in 2020. We will also seek grants from the United States government, World Bank, United Nations, and others to develop a solid new waste management strategy worldwide.
We are also looking at alternate sites for our Caribbean Port locations in Cancun, Mexico and on the Island of Jamiaca. Our P2P Port Projects are well-suited for the following markets:
Island destinations, such as the Cayman Islands ("Mount Trashmore" shown burning above), the Hawaiian islands, island countries in the South Pacific, Caribbean and coastal population centers can benefit from a similar P2P Port Park. This is because container and cruise ship ports generate a lot of plastic waste, require fresh produce, food, water and allow for the import of waste from other regional areas cost effectively.
Most remote Islands import oil to fuel generators to make power. As a result, Island countries have some of the highest electrical costs of anywhere in the world, making it all but impossible to operate a high-power consumption manufacturing plant, indoor vertical farm or cold storage business there. Yet Islands need adequate cold storage facilities, have limited landfill space and need to better-manage their plastic and consumer generated waste intake. We solve all these problems with our P2P Park.
Although coastal and island destinations can benefit from a P2P Park in unique ways, some cities such as Las Vegas, Nevada, which attracts over 40 million visitors each year take plastic waste generating to a whole new level. Currently, much of their waste is dumped into a deep hole in the desert, out-of-sight, out-of-mind. However, this represents millions of barrels of wasted oil or lost energy in which we hope to reclaim. Similarly, are locations such as Orlando, Florida, - Seattle, Washington, - Los Angeles, San Diego, and Oakland, California, - Vancouver, BC, and Toronto, Ontario, Canada and just about all other tourist-driven cities.
One of the highest concentration levels of plastic waste generation - and also a need for fresh produce - comes from the cruise industry. This is especially true in cities where major ports such as Miami, Florida;
Vancouver, British Columbia; Phillipsburg, Saint Maarten; New Orleans, Louisiana; Kingston, Jamaica and San Juan, Puerto Rico, to name just a few cruise port destinations.
We hope to build some of our P2P Parks at or near these cruise ports to not just recover the mountains of single-use plastic packaging waste products, but also to grow food for them to reduce transportation costs. Having a cold storage facility and vertical farm to grow select produce that they regularly need onsite can help reduce their carbon footprints, also.
The P2P Park concept is like a well-orchestrated large-scale business model, with a franchise like Waste Collection Center model, that can be duplicated into any number of sizes for cities or locations worldwide. The value proposition they offer a regional area goes without saying, but one thing is for sure - there is no shortage of plastic waste, scrap tires or glass buried in our landfills, and we keep adding to this at an alarming rate daily.
Imagine even 1,000 P2P Parks operating within North America, collectively processing 20 million tons of plastic waste (of over 250 million tons produced annually) and millions of scrap tires annually, creating
100,000 plus good paying jobs, over $2.8 Billion in fresh produce annually, billions of gallons of water, and other values generating billions of dollars of excess power into local electrical grids.