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The Social Plastic Foundation

TSPF is a charity using blockchain technology to enable people to escape poverty gain opportunity and rid our oceans of plastic in the process.

Founded: 2016 by David Katz, Shaun Frankson

The Social Plastic Foundation
  • Program Area

    Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Education, Environment
  • Location of Impact

    Haiti, Philippines
  • Headquarters Location

    Vancouver, Canada
  • Product Platforms

    Mobile Apps
  • Budget

    $1,000,000 +

The Social Plastic Foundation (TSPF) is a charity established to support, enhance & grow the world’s Social Plastic recycling ecosystems. These are recycling communities in developing regions that utilize The Plastic Bank’s recycling reward & incentive based platform to improve livelihoods while preventing ocean plastic. TSPF helps to improve the charitable aspects of the APP based blockchain/hyperledger exchange platform & supports the vulnerable & often illiterate end users in developing countries. The app uses gamification to educate & motivate people to improve their lives through recycling. It provides a means to offer a digital currency exchange system that provides a safe & secure way for the world's 'unbankable' to store value & transact, cash free, with all users.

Funders and Awards

Shaun, in 2008, Eric C. Douglas scholarship for showing the spirit of entrepreneurship with a philanthropic nature, 2016 Ashoka Canada Emerging innovator. David, Salt Magazine, one of the world's most compassionate entrepreneurs, 2014 Entrepreneurs Organization Global Citizen Award-selected from over 10,500 international members.