on 16-03-2017 11:49 PM
Hello to all the amazing Pioneers out there.
on 17-03-2017 12:12 PM
Hi @Landoc - welcome to the community!
Plastic Bank looks like an amazing idea. I'm sure some of our Pioneers would be interested or have some connections for you. What do you think - @Nat_Peat, @christelesford, @2jturner, @soniameggie, @Vicky-GA?
Have you also seen MacRebur who recycle waste plastic to repair roads? It sounds like you have a lot in common. If you haven't met them yet, let me know and I'd be happy to make an introduction.
Are you looking for any specific types of businesses to connect with on the community?
Give me a shout and I'll be happy to point you in the right direction.
on 17-03-2017 01:02 PM
I unfortunately don't have any connections in that sector however, i would suggest that you have a close look at the Dubai Innovation schdme. They are looking for companies in and out of Dubai and you would fit what there looking for perfectly.
This is a link to their site: http://www.uaeinnovates.gov.ae/innovation-ecosystem/uae-innovation-general
With the 2020 fast approaching, you would be well placed in Dubai.
Sign up with them, and then pitch your idea electronically.
on 21-03-2017 12:10 AM
Thanks @amycatling I appreciate it.
I'd be happy to connect with the pioneers you mentioned. I'm interested to see where we may be able to serve your cause as well. I checked out MacRebur, and will connect right after. Very interesting.
We are looking to connect with values-aligned companies who want to help people out of poverty and stop the flow of ocean-bound plastic. We are working with manufacturers who could use our plastic, brands that want to sponsor the case and or become founding partner organisations, as well as groups who want to support the redemption model.
The redemption model is essentially the largest convenience store for the world's poor that accepts plastic waste as a currency and is sustained through the use of Social Plastic rubbish.
Happy to meet with any companies you think we should connect to, or that we can help serve.
Thank you Amy,
on 21-03-2017 12:12 AM
Sounds good @2jturner. I'm located in Vancouver BC, Canada. How about you? When would be a good time for a call?
Be in touch,
on 21-03-2017 12:13 AM
Thank you @christelesford . I appreciate your help.
Be in touch,
on 22-03-2017 03:34 PM
No problem @Landoc! I'll pop over a private message now so I can introduce you to MacRebur.
Sounds like you've got some big plans on the horizon. I'll keep you in mind and see whether there are any Pioneers that it would be good to connect you with.
Make sure to keep the community up to date with what's next for Plastic Bank!
on 23-03-2017 06:27 PM
Sounds good Amy. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
on 08-04-2017 11:24 PM
Thank you for the post. If you should need any support with marketing it would be great to connect on such a crucial project as this. Best regards, James