Hey there, folks! It's Earth Month, and we're feeling the buzz of excitement here at Submission Shark. As a BJJ brand, we're always looking for ways to improve and innovate, and that includes doing our part for the environment. That's why we're thrilled to announce our continued partnership with Handprint.tech.
Together, we are removing one kilogram of plastic for every order placed on our website. Yes, you read that right - every single order placed with Submission Shark means one kilogram of plastic removed from our oceans and waterways.
"I'm so excited to buy more from you guys. Also I plan to do competitions and I plan on supporting this brand and wearing during because I love that you guys are trying to be more environmentally friendly. You guys are the only company I've seen that is trying to be more eco friendly with their compression apparel. Much love!!" - Breauna M.
Why is reducing plastic consumption so important? Well, you don't need us to tell you that plastic pollution is a major problem for our planet. From harming wildlife to contaminating our water and food supplies, the impact of plastic waste is far-reaching and long-lasting. But by working with Handprint.tech, we can make a real difference in the fight against plastic pollution. And the best part? It won't cost you a cent extra to do your part - just shop as you normally would and let us take care of the rest.
So let's celebrate Earth Month in style - with high-quality BJJ gear that makes a difference. Join us in supporting a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for all.
Introduction to Submission Shark's partnership with Handprint.tech
Submission Shark is committed to preserving marine life and removing ocean plastics. This is why they have partnered with Seven Clean Seas (through Handprint.tech), an NGO dedicated to cleaning up plastic pollution in the ocean.
Since 2018, Seven Clean Seas has removed over 400,000 kilos of plastic waste from the Bintan archipelago in Indonesia, and they plan to scale up their project to recover over 10,000,000 kilos of marine debris from the top seven worst plastic-polluted countries in the world by 2025.
By removing plastic waste from the ocean, we can restore the health of marine life, properly collect and recycle plastic waste, create awareness about the risks and dangers of ingesting microplastics, enable local communities to protect their aquatic environment and contribute to the regeneration of our planet in the long term. This is why Submission Shark has also partnered with Handprint.tech to create a more sustainable future.
Handprint.tech helps businesses connect with planet-positive causes that regenerate the planet. Their plugin seamlessly integrates with websites, turning sustainability into a business advantage. Additionally, Handprint.tech can create bespoke sustainability solutions that help companies achieve KPIs, such as boosting website visits and improving sales.
By joining the Regeneration Generation, Submission Shark is doing its part to help preserve our planet and create a better future for generations to come.
The importance of reducing plastic consumption in our oceans
Plastic waste is a massive problem for our planet, especially for our oceans. Sadly, most of the plastic that isn't recycled ends up polluting our environment and harming marine animals. That's why it's crucial to reduce plastic consumption and take steps toward a more sustainable future.
Handprint.tech was created by two passionate co-founders who were frustrated by the inefficiencies of current regenerative projects. They found that up to 80% of contributions to these projects were being absorbed by intermediaries and outdated processes. This inspired them to create a technology that could solve these issues at scale and make a meaningful impact on the world.
Handprint.tech is a powerful tool that helps businesses connect with planet-positive causes and turn sustainability into an advantage. Their technology seamlessly integrates with websites and can even create custom sustainability solutions to help companies achieve their goals. It's exciting to see technology being used for good, and we're proud to partner with Handprint.tech to make a difference and create a more sustainable future.
How Handprint.tech removes plastic waste
Handprint.tech has developed a scientific approach to assessing, monitoring and reporting real-world impact. The team is constantly striving to improve its methods and regularly collaborates with partners in the field.
Their expertise in forestry has led them to estimate carbon sequestration using advanced machine learning and remote sensing. In the case of ocean clean-up projects, Handprint.tech's partners have obtained governmental certifications to verify the amount of plastic they remove from the ocean every week.
To report impact in real-time, Handprint.tech offers visualization tools, which is a significant advancement from traditional communication methods used by NGOs and companies.
Handprint.tech values working with high-quality partners to provide access to high-quality impact generation. They understand that traditional monitoring certifications can consume up to 80% of funds designated for impact and offer low-cost monitoring solutions to increase funding accessibility. Additionally, they provide additional services such as third-party audits for companies seeking higher degrees of certainty, with transparent pricing for clients.
The partnership between Submission Shark and Handprint.tech in removing plastic waste
Handprint.tech and Submission Shark have partnered up to tackle plastic waste through blockchain technology. The use of blockchain provides a universal proof of uniqueness and cashflow transparency, allowing every impact partner and the client to track their contributions and impact. This is important in addressing the double-selling problem, where it is difficult to ensure that the impact partner does not sell the same unit of impact to multiple buyers.
The creation of a publicly auditable impact registry through blockchain technology aims to reduce this risk and build trust among all parties involved. By doing so, they can continuously enhance the total social value of their efforts to reduce plastic waste.
In addition to the benefits of transparency and trust-building, blockchain technology also offers a secure and decentralized system for recording and verifying impact. This allows for greater efficiency and accuracy in impact reporting, which is essential in ensuring that efforts to address plastic waste are effective and impactful.
The long-term commitment of Submission Shark to reducing plastic waste
Submission Shark, a Canadian-based lifestyle brand that promotes Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts, has made a long-term commitment to reducing plastic waste. The company has partnered with Handprint.tech to support various environmental initiatives, including ocean cleanup projects, reforestation efforts, and plastic waste reduction programs.
Submission Shark has recognized the impact of plastic waste on the environment and marine life and is actively taking steps to reduce its own plastic consumption. The company has eliminated the use of plastic packaging in its shipments of BJJ gis and has replaced it with eco-friendly (compostable) materials.
In addition to its own efforts, Submission Shark is encouraging its customers to join in the fight against plastic waste by offering educational resources and partnering with organizations that share their values. By promoting sustainable practices and supporting environmental initiatives, Submission Shark is making a positive impact on the planet and inspiring others to do the same.
Through their partnership with Handprint.tech, Submission Shark can track and monitor the impact of their contributions, ensuring that their commitment to the environment is making a meaningful difference. Their long-term commitment to reducing plastic waste serves as an example of how businesses can take responsibility for their impact on the environment and work towards a sustainable future.
The impact of plastic waste on the environment
Plastic waste is not just a problem on its own. It can have serious consequences on the environment, including changing habitats and interfering with natural processes. This can lead to a decrease in ecosystems' ability to cope with climate change, which can directly affect the livelihoods, food production, and well-being of millions of people.
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has done a lot of research and work on the impact of plastic pollution. They have found that this issue is closely tied to other environmental concerns and cannot be tackled in isolation. We need to take a holistic approach to address the problem of plastic waste and its impact on our planet.
So let's all do our part to reduce plastic consumption and waste. We can make a difference by using reusable bags and containers, recycling properly, and supporting businesses that prioritize sustainability. Together, we can help protect our environment and ensure a better future for generations to come.
The benefits of supporting eco-friendly initiatives
Supporting eco-friendly initiatives is a great way to help protect the environment and reduce plastic waste. Not only does it decrease the amount of plastic that ends up in our oceans and other ecosystems, but it also supports businesses that prioritize sustainability. This can result in creating jobs, boosting local economies, reducing poverty levels, and improving human health.
Showcasing your support also indicates the type of shopper you are: one who is conscious about their choices and the environment. By choosing to support eco-friendly initiatives, you show that you care for our planet and want to make a difference. This can be a great way to distinguish yourself from other shoppers, as it shows that you are informed and mindful.
By supporting Submission Shark's commitment to reducing plastic waste, you can make a difference and help create a more sustainable future for generations to come.
The role of businesses in promoting sustainability and environmental conservation
Businesses have a critical role to play in promoting sustainability and environmental conservation. Handprint.tech, as a social enterprise, recognizes this and has committed to optimizing every contribution to make the most impact possible. They achieve this by not making a profit on impact and bypassing intermediaries who take a significant portion of sponsorship funds meant for impact projects. Instead, 95% of every sponsorship dollar goes directly to communities on the ground, resulting in one of the best dollar-to-impact rates in the world, and on average 68% cheaper than their competitors.
By doing this, Handprint.tech ensures that the maximum amount of funding goes directly to where it's needed most, which ultimately leads to more significant and long-lasting impacts. The 5% fee that they charge is negligible when compared to the 20-30% typically spent on fundraising by NGOs. Additionally, they offer invoicing, transaction aggregation, and marketing services to their impact partners and clients, making it an all-in-one deal.
In short, businesses have the power to drive change and make a positive impact on the environment, and Handprint.tech is setting an excellent example by prioritizing impact over profit.
The need for collective action to address the plastic waste crisis
It's no secret that plastic waste is wreaking havoc on our environment. It's polluting our oceans, killing wildlife, and even making its way into our food chain. But this is not a problem that can be solved by individuals alone. We need collective action from governments, businesses, and individuals to make a significant impact.
Governments can implement policies to reduce single-use plastics and incentivize the use of sustainable alternatives. Businesses can make a difference by implementing sustainable practices and producing eco-friendly products. But individuals also have a crucial role to play in reducing plastic waste. We can make a difference by reducing our own plastic use, properly disposing of our waste, and supporting companies that prioritize sustainability.
We all have a responsibility to take action, and small changes can make a big difference. Whether it's bringing a reusable water bottle, saying no to plastic straws, or supporting sustainable companies like Submission Shark, every little bit counts. It's time for us to come together and tackle the plastic waste crisis head-on.
As a BJJ community, we can make a difference by taking collective action and showing our support for those who are doing their part to create a more sustainable future. With your help, we can reduce plastic waste and create a healthier, greener environment for generations to come.
Expect to see more improvements in the future as Submission Shark continues to strive for sustainability. Thank you for your support, and we hope you continue to join us in our mission!