Plastic Fischer is a Germany based social enterprise that develops cost-efficient technologies to collect plastic waste from rivers before it can enter the oceans.
The company follows the “Triple L Approach” by using locally built and low-tech solutions to operate at low cost. Avoiding high-tech-imports saves time, carbon, money and ensures quick repair and high scalability.
The plastic is manually collected from the systems on a daily basis and brought to sorting facilities. All recyclables are reintroduced into the supply chain. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the collected material is not recyclable and is sent to thermal processing at certified incineration plants.
Our technology is open source and available for free on our website. With this, we want to make “taking action” as easy as possible for everyone.
We are aiming to scale massively in India and Indonesia within the next months and years. There are many polluted rivers to tackle and we need affordable solutions to do that. We are very proud that we have managed to motivate other companies like e.g. Sungai Watch, Pangea Movement and other NGOs to copy our approach and stop plastic in rivers with simple technology.
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