Scrappy Episode 6: Plastic Bank

December 05, 2019

Growing up on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, the beach was David Katz’s playground; and his father, a merchant marine and craftsman, would take the young David on adventures out to sea. This upbringing instilled in him a love of the ocean and the precious beauty of nature. But as time passed, David noticed a growing problem – the constant flow of plastics and trash washing up on the shores. With the passion passed down from his father, and a natural tack towards problem solving, David decided to take matters into his own hands. He developed a plan to not just clean the beaches, but also to lift millions of people from poverty at the same time. 


* Plastic Bank website* A TED Talk with founder David Katz* Turning the tide on waste with Shell* Blockchain-based solution with IBM* Partnership with product giant Henkel* Environmental Stewardship with SC Johnson