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Turning ocean plastic into prosthetic limbs. MILLIONWAVESPROJECT.COM MISSION MISSION ON: T o promote awareness of the need for prosthetics and the need to close the loop on plastic use world-wide. We take plastic cleaned from the ocean and turn


  1. Turning ocean plastic into prosthetic limbs. MILLIONWAVESPROJECT.COM

  2. MISSION MISSION ON: T o promote awareness of the need for prosthetics and the need to close the loop on plastic use world-wide. We take plastic cleaned from the ocean and turn it into 3D printed prosthetic limbs. We bring together two unacceptable global situations and offer a practical and sustainable solution.

  3. THE MILLION WAVES TEAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS TEAM MEMBERS Chris Moriarity Alana Rodrigues Founder, Executive director Creative Director, Chapter Leader Brazil Brian Tottenham Frances Jose Associate Director of Environmental Impact Project Coordinator, West Dr. Jonathan Shafer MD Marisa Recker Associate Director, Medical liaison Project Coordinator, East Jodi Shafer RN Hingred Rocha Associate Director, Pediatric Liaison Project Coordinator, Brazil Laura Moriarity Laura Shank Co- Founder, Chief Operating Officer 3D Modeler

  4. WHY? Single Use Plastic is EVERYWHERE • Roughly 140 million metric tons (40%) of global plastic production is in single use plastics [1] • Less than 20% of all plastic is recycled globally and the U.S. only recycles 9% of its plastic [2] • Some 18 billion pounds of plastic waste flows into the oceans every year from coastal regions [2] [1] https://www.statista.com/statistics/282732/global-production-of-plastics-since-1950/ [2] https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/05/plastics-facts-infographics-ocean-pollution/

  5. Single use plastic is killing marine life… and could be making us sick Worldwide 83% of tap water contained microfibers or microplastics [3] This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-SA-NC [3]https://orbmedia.org/stories/Invisibles_plastics

  6. The problem isn’t the existence of plastic, but that the plastic loop is open What if we could re-use the plastic we are all dumping to improve someone’s life? What if the big mess could be cleaned up and repurposed for good? This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-ND

  7. Lending a hand to those in need • 30,000 amputations due to trauma in the US annually [4] • More than 70% of these amputations involve upper limbs • About 1,500 babies in the US are born with upper limb reductions [5] • 30 to 40 million people in low-income countries are in need of prostheses [6] • There is a shortage of approximately 40,000 trained personnel to provide prosthetic services in developing countries [7] [4] https://www.swoperodante.com/traumatic-amputation-injuries-causes-stats/ [5] https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/ul-limbreductiondefects.html [6] https://opedge.com/Articles/ViewArticle/2015-06_02 [7] https://rctom.hbs.org/submission/limb-itless-solutions-with-3d-printability-an-example-of-an- additive-manufacturing-breakthrough-in-the-prosthetic-limb-production-supply-chain/

  8. The technology exists to 3d print prosthetic limbs using reclaimed ocean plastic and deliver them free of charge to people in developing countries • A prosthetic limb can dramatically change “[He] was on someone’s life and boost their confidence cloud nine! This • 3D printing technology allows for the arm really customization of basic prostheses without boosted his confidence” the need of specialized doctors to attend to the recipient.

  9. HOW DOES IT WORK?

  10. PLASTIC COLLECTION • Volunteer run ocean cleanups along coast of Washington State & Natal, Brazil • Washington CoastSavers • NOAA Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary • Plastic collection bins in Anacortes, WA • “Start a cleanup” program

  11. PLASTIC → LIMBS

  12. MILLION WAVES PROJECT IMPACT Partners 24 204 10 Recipients helped Donors Partnerships And counting…

  13. STARTED THE VERY FIRST INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER IN NATAL, BRAZIL IN JANUARY • They have had TWO successful beach cleanups collecting hundreds of pounds of waste • Provided 3 prosthetic limbs to children in need

  14. WE OWE IT TO OUR SUPPORTERS We’ve drawn most of our attention by features on various news We’ve drawn most of our attention by features on various news channels, articles, and radio shows, including On Air with Ryan channels, articles, and radio shows, including On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Seacrest. 2.5k followers on Instagram 2.5k followers on Instagram 1.4k likes on Facebook 1.4k likes on Facebook Donors, recipients, and volunteers in Donors, recipients, and volunteers in 7 countries and 27 states 7 countries and 27 states

  15. WHAT’S NEXT FOR MILLION WAVES PROJECT IN 2019 • Collect at least 1,000lbs • Give away at least 60 new hands and arms • Gain 300 new donors • Raise $ 75,000 in donations RAISE AWARENESS

  16. UPCOMING EVENTS • Spring and Summer beach clean ups are coming soon! • April 6: Bingo Night at Walton Event Center • April 13: Sound Harley Davidson Bike Show

  17. HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE WAVE • Subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on social media • Volunteer • Donations & MWP Shop • Any advice you can give! REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

  18. CONTACT US Website General inquiry www.millionwavesproject.com millionwavesproject@gmail.com Facebook Volunteering www.facebook.com/millionwavesproject marisa.millionwavesproject@gmail.com Instagram Limb Request @millionwavesproject Jodi@millionwavesproject.com Address Brazil Contact 2401 Westwood Dr. Ancortes, WA 98221 Alana@millionwavesproject.com

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