Zihro Plastic – Working Locally on a Global Issue

Hi Everyone –

I’d like to introduce you to my newest endeavor.  I’ve been working with 2 friends here to start this organization and bring together 3 different but similar ideas (we were each thinking independently about our own idea – and came together to make it ALL happen!).  I recently posted this in our local online discussion board and thought I’d share it with you guys!

MISSION:
To educate and empower the local community by introducing eco-friendly alternatives to plastics in our daily lives and working together to clean up beaches and seabeds.

PROJECTS:

1. Eliminate the Use of Straws in restaurants and homes through intensive campaigns and sales of re-usable straws.  (Miriam’s passion)
2. Eliminate single-use plastic bags by making and selling re-usable shopping bags. (My idea)
3. Clean up the beaches and sea beds by organizing on-going community volunteer events. (Joao’s forte – he runs a local dive shop and has a panga)

We hope to become self-sustaining through the sale of sea-glass bracelets, locally made with reclaimed materials, and the sale of re-usable shopping bags in various locations around town. We will also need to rely on donations, sponsorship and volunteerism in our community.

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Joao, Jennifer and Miriam

PLEASE HELP US! We are trying to raise funds to cover the expenses of our first event on Sept 24 – We need 4,400 pesos (around $250 USD) ! Click Here to Donate Any amount helps!

SEPTEMBER 24, 9:00AM on the pier – OUR FIRST EVENT!


We still have space on the dive boat – there will be an underwater clean up for certified divers, and a beach clean up for those who aren’t. Please message me if you are interested in participating. We will also have bags and t-shirts for sale there.


ALSO Zihro Plastic needs START-UP funds for:

• Printing of information and placards for restaurants (awaiting quotes)
• Printing and distributing information about our organization
• Buying materials to make re-usable bags
• Buying tools and equipment for bracelet production

VISIT US ONLINE: Zihroplastic.org or on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ZihroPlastic/

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