ScanCom partners with Plastic Bank to fight plastic pollution and support local communities
ScanCom International A/S is very pleased to announce that we are entering into a new strategic partnership with Plastic Bank.
As part of our journey of sustainable and responsible manufacturing, and showing our continued commitment and compliance with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (17 UN SDG’s), we proudly present Plastic Bank as our latest partner.
The cooperation and partnership agreement between ScanCom – part of the Lars Larsen Group - and Plastic Bank is born from the common intention to develop the furniture market with use of Social Plastic®, where the impact not only will be for the environment - through increased use of sustainable, recycled materials - but also a social impact for the people collecting the waste and their communities.
Setting a new industry standard
Through its partnership with Plastic Bank, ScanCom is setting a new industry standard in sustainable and responsible manufacturing. The partnership opens up the opportunity for ScanCom to provide the furniture market with pieces made using ethically-sourced Social Plastic®. “Being able to move first and show the lead for our industry through a partnership such as this makes a lot of sense. We always aim to be at the forefront of innovation, and the ability to be able to deliver the most sustainable products to our customers all over the world is very important to us.” The ScanCom CEO,Stig Maasboel, states. “Our partnership with Plastic Bank and the possibilities this represents is a great milestone in the sustainable journey we are on at ScanCom,” Stig Maasboel highlights. “Our dedication to Doing Business the Right Way and working for a better future in compliance with the 17 UN SDG’s is always apparent, and the partnership with Plastic Bank is no exception.”
ScanCom visiting Plastic Bank in Indonesia
Doing Business the Right Way
In addition to sourcing Social Plastic for our production, the partnership also represents a commitment to expand recycling infrastructures and be a part of the global effort in the fight against poverty and pollution while building a circular economy. Maasboel further explains:
“As a manufacturing company, partnerships such as these are crucial in order to expand our impact on pushing for increased sustainability, compliance and responsibility – both for the planet and the people living on it. This is not only focused on production and manufacture, but also sustainable developments in society as a whole. ScanCom is already using sustainable recycled plastic materials from ocean and land, including plastic waste from its own operations. Our partnership with Plastic Bank will take our sustainability journey to a higher level.”
A world first outcome of the partnership has already seen the light of day, in the form of our brand new Stream Chair product – designed fully made in Social Plastic® paired with FSC hardwood legs. “We’re excited to be partnering with a forward-thinking company like ScanCom that shares our vision on creating environmental, social and economic impact in the parts of the world where it's most needed,” says Claus Skadkjaer, President of Plastic Bank Asia. “Our partnership will give consumers the opportunity to make a direct impact in the effort to stop ocean plastic and improve the livelihoods of collector communities.”
For further information, please contact Group CEO, Stig Maasboel, at email@example.com
About Plastic Bank
Plastic Bank® empowers the regenerative society. We are helping the world stop ocean plastic while improving the lives of collector communities. Plastic Bank builds ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities and reprocesses the materials for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain. Collectors receive a premium for the materials they collect which helps them provide basic family necessities such as groceries, cooking fuel, school tuition, and health insurance. Plastic Bank’s certified blockchain platform secures the entire transaction and provides real-time data visualization – allowing for transparency, traceability, and rapid scalability. The collected material is reborn as Social Plastic® which can be easily reintegrated into products and packaging as part of a closed-loop supply chain. Plastic Bank currently operates in Haiti, Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Egypt.
ScanCom International A/S, which is 100% part of the Lars Larsen Group, have in recent years become a dominant actor on the global market for design, development and responsible production of outdoor furniture.
The company employs more than 4.500 people, primarily at the company’s own facilities in Brazil, Indonesia and Vietnam, respectively. Sales activities are conducted from own offices and departments in Europe, the U.S. and Asia, while there are globale showrooms to be found in Saigon, Vietnam, and Palma, Spain, where collections are developed in close cooperation with key customers and partners.