The Million Waves Organization uses reclaimed ocean plastic to 3D print prosthetics for people who don’t normally have access to them. Solves 2 problems!
An estimated 28 billion pounds of plastic trash is dumped into the oceans every year. Considering how little most plastic actually weighs, that’s an even more staggering number. Another estimate says that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such statistics, and to wonder what can realistically be done to reduce the massive amounts of pollution that are filling the oceans and killing wildlife. No one person can clean up billions of tons of trash, but there are many people who are working to chip away at the problem, little by little – and some of them are doing tremendous good for individual people as they work to clean our oceans. The Million Waves Project is a brand new organization, launching just this Earth Day, that works to relieve two global problems at once. The statistics about plastic in the ocean may be sobering, but there’s another disturbing statistic out there: approximately 40 million people in the developing world are in need of prosthetic limbs but have no access to them. So Million Waves Project founder Chris Moriarity came up with an idea to save […]