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Prevent Consortium

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Prevent Consortium

Octo23 Technologies LLC., works on a range of projects; as “low-tech” as a two cent temperature indicator for solar water disinfection, to a “high-tech,” light based underwater voice communication system for SCUBA divers and snorkelers.

Terracycle Inc., is a highly-awarded, international upcycling and recycling company that collects difficult-to-recycle post-consumer waste such as cigarette butts, coffee capsules and drink pouches. TerraCycle works with more than 100 major brands in the U.S. and 22 countries overseas to collect used packaging and products that would instead be destined for landfills or incinerators.

InnovAsians is a technology driven company applying the new and sustainable technologies in the development and manufacturing of a full range of eco lifestyle products including textile products and garments.

Leisure Activist Group utilizes recycled PET bottles (rPET) as raw material to produce quality cause based clothing. The LAG brand operates in Seychelles, Eden Island and Tonga.

ECOALF recycles materials and products that have already been used and creates the first generation of recycled products with the same quality and technical properties as the best non-recycled products. ECOALF has done a number of product collaborations with high profile brands, including Apple, Barney’s, YMC and SIGNUS; and it has presence in international retail hotspots like Le Bon Marche in Paris, K11 in Hong Kong and Fred Segal in California.

Prevent Consortium Team I

Jordan McRae Founder of Octo23 Technologies is a U.S. citizen based in Paris, France. Mr. McRae is an Engineer, Inventor, and Entrepreneur focused on the development of elegant solutions to difficult problems in new technologies for clean energy, clean water, and ocean conservation.

Liana Scobie is senior associate in the Executive Office at Terracycle. Ms Scobie manages Terracycle entities in over 20 countries.

Daniel Harris is New Initiatives Manager at Terracycle. Mr. Harris focus is on Terracycle’s Zero Waste Box Program.

Lizette Smook is UpGyres’ Upcycling and Blue Supply Chain Adviser. Ms. Smook is CEO at Innovasians Ltd Hong Kong and Innovasians Global Ltd.

She is an Entrepreneur, Ecopreneur, Sustaintologist and a world authority on sustainable textiles.

Prevent Consortium  Team 2

Adrian Midwood, Co-Founder of Leisure Activist Group, Adrian is Ocean Captain and marine engineer. Created the first complete “Closed Loop” of Recycled PET (rPET) to textiles from nations that do not have other re-direction methods in place to become the raw material supply for LAG clothing. Adrian is making sure that his r-PET clothing line does not do more harm than good while continuing to clean the ocean.

Javier Goyeneche Created and founded ECOALF, a truly sustainable fashion brand. The Madrid-based clothing company has a robust commitment to R&D; it creates full collections using sophisticated recycling processes on waste products like fishing nets, tires, post-industrial cotton, coffee, and PET bottles.

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