Congratulations Will Pearson and Nick Doman, Founders of Ocean Bottle you are in the finals for the award Young Founder of the Year!
A people powered solution to the ocean-plastic crisis. Every Ocean Bottle sold funds the collection of 1000 plastic bottles in weight, equivalent to 11.4kgs of plastic.
Collectors living in coastal communities exchange plastic for the things that they and their families need such as money, healthcare and micro finance. The company is headquartered in London, UK and ships worldwide and has warehouses in the USA and EU.
3 quick questions to Nick and Will
WHAT ARE YOUR DRIVING FORCES?
It is an interest in solving global challenges with people, technology and enterprise, that have helped motivate the creation of Ocean Bottle. We are taking on entrepreneurial challenges to drive impact in the spaces of environment, sustainable development and social equality.
HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY WORK WITH SUSTAINABILITY?
We pride ourselves on being an ocean impact company first, a reusable bottle company second. This is centered around our mission to bring people together to solve the ocean plastic crisis.
Every Ocean Bottle funds the collection of 1000 plastic bottles in weight, and supports the livelihoods of plastic collectors living on the front lines of the ocean plastic crisis in countries such as Indonesia, Brazil, Ghana, India and the Philippines.
Alongside our commitment to keep plastic out of the ocean and support livelihoods, we have also vowed that our products and company footprint will do as little harm as possible to the world.
We measure our impact against four pillars: Social Good, Climate Action, Ocean Health and Closing the Loop.
WHAT IS YOUR MAIN GOAL?
By 2025 their goal is to prevent 7 billion plastic bottles in weight from entering the ocean.
Winners to be announced by the Founders Jury at the Founders Awards Gala, Stockholm City Hall on the 22nd of September 2022.