VeChain (VET) verifies results of 305 metric ton plastic cleanup in ocean

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ReSea Project, a Danish company providing a community-based solution to removing plastic from Indonesia’s oceans and rivers, shared its Cleanup Impact Status on Linkedin yesterday, indicating that they removed 305 metric tonnes of plastic waste from the ocean and verified the results using VeChain.

“Our collection data from January to April 2021 are now verified by DNV and we are happy to share with you that we have removed 305,239.62 kg (672,938.17 lbs) of plastic waste from oceans and rivers, ”they said in the post.

Highest level of traceability

VeChainThe ‘ToolChain platform’ tracked the cleaning process, tracking plastic waste from the point of extraction, how it was sorted and when it was delivered to a local waste bank.

The platform, based on blockchain technology, secures data in real time and records all stages in the context of certification. This allows DNV to digitally monitor and audit all plastic collections at all times, notifying all parties involved of any irregularities.

The ReSea project is only the second in the world certified under the DNV chain of custody standard for plastics recovered from the hydrosphere. Standard requirements ensure the traceability and integrity of plastic recovered from any body of water.

DNV is an expert insurance and risk management company this published the very first traceability standard to verify the authenticity and origin of plastic recovered from oceans and rivers.

Community-driven solution

The certification helps advance cleanup efforts in Indonesia, the world’s second largest contributor to ocean plastic pollution. As an independent third party, DNV also ensures fair compensation for cleanup crews, as people from local communities in Indonesia are employed to remove plastic waste from rivers and oceans.

With a community solution, ReSea improves living conditions and raises awareness in areas with poor waste management. The high level of transparency in the collection process allows companies to believe that their involvement has an environmental and social impact.

According to the Center for Biological Diversity, the world is currently witnessing a world tragedy for our oceans and marine life. The buildup of plastic found in floating garbage plots already accounts for around 40% of the world’s ocean surface and at current rates, plastic is expected to overtake all fish in the sea by 2050.

Besides reducing plastic consumption and improving waste management, large-scale cleaning solutions are essential to alleviate the plastic pollution crisis. And it looks like blockchain can help.

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