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Cleaning up Oceans at the Source...Rivers w/ Nicola Rubini (Conai)

April 14, 2023 Silas Mähner - Renewables, ClimateTech, & ESG Headhunter Season 1 Episode 92
Cleaning up Oceans at the Source...Rivers w/ Nicola Rubini (Conai)
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CleanTechies Podcast
Cleaning up Oceans at the Source...Rivers w/ Nicola Rubini (Conai)
Apr 14, 2023 Season 1 Episode 92
Silas Mähner - Renewables, ClimateTech, & ESG Headhunter

Today we are joined by Nicola Rubini from the River Cleaning Project by Conai. 

You may not know, but 80% of plastics that end up in the ocean are deposited there by rivers. Today we speak with Nicola about how they are trying to fix this problem given that rivers are conveniently a focused path of water. 

The technology they have is pretty fascinating but what's more, is the nuances required to navigate the political issues and the difficulties of building this type of business. 

Really interesting challenges that hopefully are valuable to any founders listening. 

Enjoy the episode! 🌍

Topics: 

  • 1:03 Intro and Data Behind Plastic Pollution
  • 15:09 Dealing with Navigable Rivers
  • 23:44 Financing the Projects
    • 27:42 Plastic Credits
  • 39:49  Regulation: The Plastics Treaty
  • 48:04 Demonstrating the Impact to the Public

Links: 

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Show Notes

Today we are joined by Nicola Rubini from the River Cleaning Project by Conai. 

You may not know, but 80% of plastics that end up in the ocean are deposited there by rivers. Today we speak with Nicola about how they are trying to fix this problem given that rivers are conveniently a focused path of water. 

The technology they have is pretty fascinating but what's more, is the nuances required to navigate the political issues and the difficulties of building this type of business. 

Really interesting challenges that hopefully are valuable to any founders listening. 

Enjoy the episode! 🌍

Topics: 

  • 1:03 Intro and Data Behind Plastic Pollution
  • 15:09 Dealing with Navigable Rivers
  • 23:44 Financing the Projects
    • 27:42 Plastic Credits
  • 39:49  Regulation: The Plastics Treaty
  • 48:04 Demonstrating the Impact to the Public

Links: 

__________

We are proud to continue working with NextWave as our official show sponsor for this podcast. NextWave and all of its staff are highly motivated to advance the ClimateTech revolution and are constantly innovating ways that they can help affect that transition. From experts in the talent space to ESG experts, NextWave is taking on Climate and Social responsibility head-on and helping companies build great cultures that not only make the world a better place but also increase workplace satisfaction. Reach out to NextWave Partners today to learn more about how we might partner with you today. https://www.next-wavepartners.com/ / info@next-wavepartners.com

Support the Show.