Shell Saltwater Supercars race to help reduce plastic waste
The Philippines is the third largest contributor of ocean plastic in the world. Knowing this, Shell has been working closely with global organization The Plastic Bank to address the problem and change this alarming fact. To date, two local projects have been launched under the partnership: The Shell Select Eco Tumblers and the all-new Shell Saltwater Supercars. Each purchase of the Shell Saltwater Supercars allows customers to join the movement, with P2.00 out of each transaction being donated to The Plastic Bank in the Philippines. The proceeds will enable The Plastic Bank PH to empower communities at the bottom of the plastic recycling pyramid transition from subsistence to enterprise, from the margins to the center, and from the grassroots to the platforms. Gearing towards the use of more sustainable materials, the racetracks that can be bought along with the Shell Saltwater Supercars are made from Bagasse which contains no additives or chemicals. Bagasse is a 100 percent biodegradable organic material that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract its juice.
“The Plastic Bank aims to provide large-scale sustainable premiums in every recycling community around the world,” said Lindsay Christianson, Plastic Bank Business Development Coordinator. “This is how we stop ocean plastic.”