Source : The Blue Sphere Foundation
“Plastic pollution can now be found on every beach in the world, from busy tourist beaches to uninhabited, tropical islands nowhere is safe.”
“Scientists have recently discovered microplastics embedded deep in the Arctic ice. In 1950, the world’s population of 2.5 billion produced 1.5 million tons of plastic; in 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons of plastic. This is set to double by 2034.”
“Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean. Weighing up to 269,000 tonnes.”
“Plastics consistently make up 60 to 90% of all marine debris studied.”
“Recent studies have revealed marine plastic pollution in 100% of marine turtles, 59% of whales, 36% of seals and 40% of seabird species examined.”
“100,000 marine mammals and turtles and 1 million seabirds are killed by marine plastic pollution annually.”
Source : Surfers against sewage www.sas.org.uk
Who are we?
Just a bunch of positive minds, who think it is still possible to make a difference. Talking about plastic pollution isn’t enough anymore: it is time to take action! This is why we decided to gather our skills to create, or better said: re-create from plastic waste! We give a second life to objects rejected from nature but originally from us: humans! We do hope it will help raising awareness and get as many people as possible to finally SAY NO TO PLASTIC.
What we do?
Sagreen is an organisation which, hopefully, no one will need one day. Until then, we committed to finding the best possible business models & ideas to support the people of Indonesia finding alternatives to plastics in an economical & sustainable way.
Refuse plastics when not 100% necessary
Reuse plastics to give it a longer life and use
Recycle your waste and consume recycled products
from all industries: fashion, sports, food, beverages and beyond!
Recover plastics into arts and daily use objects with Sagreen Workshop.
Give our children a chance for a better life thanks to education!
Making a difference
is so much easier
than you think!
If each citizen of this planet would picked up 1 piece of plastic per day, the earth would be cleaned in 1 week !!!
WHAT CAN WE DO?
“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly.
We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
Anne Marie Bonneau
SPREAD THE WOR(L)D
Share your knowledge with others!
With your friends, your family, your work mates or your community! No one has to be perfect and change their entire lifestyle overnight, but step by step, small efforts become daily routine.
REFUSE AND REUSE
We love it!
If you can’t reuse a plastic item, make sure that you refuse it straight away! You think sipping your drink with a straw is fancy? Check out metal or bamboo straws, they are the real deal!
COLLECT FOR THE WORKSHOP
We need your help!
Collect the plastic caps of your plastic bottles and bring them to one of our collect stations around Bali. We collect all donations and reuse them in our workshops to give your used plastic a new life!
“We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”
Anne Marie Bonneau
Sagreen’s workshop is a space dedicated to children’s education. Free workshops will be organised on a regular basis. During these workshops, they will learn why plastic harms them and the world they are growing in. They’ll also learn how they can be more responsible regarding recycling and the usage of waste in a playful / artistic way.
Topics will vary and we’re happy to hear your suggestions! Feel free to drop some of your ideas in the contact form below.
Thanks to the amazing work of preciousplastic, we were able to built a shredding machine for plastic as well as an injection machine. With those magic tools we can press new objects out of melted plastic particles! This is an amazing process and we are beyond excited to create nice, useful and convenient objects for the everyday life as well as art pieces.
We also committed on involving artists in the projects, who will help getting our message out and spread the word. No disclosure on how, it’s a surprise!
Here’s SAgreen’s top 5 tips, SMALL steps that make a BIG difference
Buy in bulk stores or a local market close to your house. Simply use your own containers or bring bags from home!
Eco-friendly takeaways. In a world where Deliveroo, Uber Eats, Gojek and others are considerably helping with our hunger, why not taking it to the next step? Raise awareness and reach out to companies/restaurants you like to use!
Boys and girls, from a fancy rattan basket to a very cool & trendy tote bag – we don’t even know which option to recommend first!
Bamboo, glass or steel straws are good for the environment and you! Test which option you prefer and always keep it with you.
Reusable water bottles are easy to refill, cool to look at and healthier for you! If you are in Asia, check the website of refillmybottle to see where you can refill your bottle on the go.