“IT’S HIGH TIME TO ACT.”

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CLIMATE PROTECT PROJECTS

Marabu helps actively shape a fairer world by supporting carefully selected climate protection projects. All projects are certified to the Gold Standard CER and meet particularly high requirements: they reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support sustainable local development.
This enables Marabu to offset unavoidable CO2 emissions. We are therefore playing an important part in making the goals of the Paris Agreement a reality.

FOREST PROTECTION IN PORTEL, BRAZIL

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The Amazon Rainforest is the planet’s green lung: it stores huge amounts of carbon and stbilises the global climate. It si home to about 10 % of all the earth’s specias – which need urgent protection.

 

With a branch office in São Bernardo do Campo in Brazil and a production site in Paraguay, we feel a particularly strong connection to South America. The forest conservation project in Portel therefore holds a special place in our hearts. The idea is to provide a reliable regular income for the Ribeirinhos, one of the poorest populations in the Amazon, and sustainably protect the rainforest. If its deforestation continues, millions of tonnes of CO2 will be incessantly released – with grave consequences for the Earth. By giving the Ribeirinhos the official land rights, agricultural companies can no longer occupy the area. This rescues about 3,000 hectares of rainforest from destruction by agricultural companies every year and enables them to be managed in a resource-conserving manner.

PLASTIC BANK, WORLDWIDE

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By 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than marine life. But the blue planet is receiving help from around the world.

 

As a leading printing ink manufacturer for the packaging industry, we feel a particular sense of responsibility towards the protection of the ocean as one of the most pressing global tasks. Under the motto ‘plastic for money’, the Plastic Bank project is sending a social and ecological message about pollution prevention. Every year, over 8 million tonnes of plastic waste end up in the world’s seas and oceans. Developing countries in particular often lack the necessary infrastructure to correctly dispose of such waste. As a result, people in Haiti, Indonesia, Brazil and the Philippines collect plastic waste and give it to local collection points in exchange for money, food, drinking water, mobile phone credit or school fees. The plastic collected is recycled and processed to make ‘social plastic’. It can then be used as raw material for new products and is carefully reintegrated into the product cycle.

BIOGAS IN HAIKOU, CHINA

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Agriculture is flourishing in the picturesque island province of Hainan – and there is plenty of potential for environmentally friendly actions.

 

With a subsidiary in Shanghai and strong business partnerships throughout Asia, we maintain close communications with the continent. To make a difference on a local level, we support a biogas project in Haikou. And successfully so: some 15,555 smallholder farmers from 20 districts in the city of Haikou have been able to set up small biogas systems for their own use. Each household keeps an average of 2.5 pigs, the slurry from which is fed into fermenters (with an eight-cubicmetre capacity). Organic substances such as manure and waste are anaerobically decomposed in the sealed biogas tanks. This produces enough gas to cover all of a household’s heating requirements. Progress begins with little steps.

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