Poverty is defined as the state of not having enough material possessions or income to provide for a person’s basic needs.
This is a terrible reality faced by a major portion of the worlds population, and most recent estimates suggest that ten percent of the worlds population live in extreme poverty. Characterised by a daily income of $1.90 or less, this is a line that over 700 million people accross the globe fall short of. It is estiated that 167 million children will live in extreme poverty by 2030 if the world doesn’t take action to improve health and education now.
Ending poverty in all its forms is the first of the 17 Sustainable Developent Goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developent, and a driving force behind the inevitable goal of the Plastics Pirate team. The Sustainable Development Goals main reference to combatting poverty is made in target 1.A: To “Ensure significant mobilizatin of resources from a variety of sources, including through enhanced development co-operation, in order to provide adequate and predictable means for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, to implement programes and policies to end poverty in all its dimentions.”
Through the mobilization of resources – our primary souces being fuel and clean water – Plastics Pirate attempts to contribute substantionally to this first Sustainable Development Goal in a practical, immediate sense. However, further than simply providing these resources to be mobilised to those who need them most right now, our inevitable goal also aligns with the second part of the SDG’s target 1.A – that is, the implimentation of programs and policies that tackle poverty on a global scale through education and opportunity. We want the people most in need of these resources to learn how to provide them for themselves – and with the right education added to the exciting potential of this technology, we can make this a reality. As the old adage goes, ‘give a man a fish and you feed him for a day – teach a man to fish, and feed him for a lifetime’. Plastics Pirate is equipped to provide remote education programes on sustainability and holistic health programes wherever we land, and this education combined with the exciting pyrolysis and desalination technology we are able to offer will lead to ample opportunity, for those in dire need of a way out of poverty.