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Voices of Galaxy: Meet the Man Turning Ocean-Bound Plastic Waste into a Positive with Plant Pots

November 7, 2022

Voices of Galaxy spotlights the people who use their passion, creativity, and determination along with technology to make a positive impact on their own lives and their communities.

In 2020, Ally Mitchell, a longtime commercial diver, was asked to join a salvage operation for a cargo ship that wrecked near his home in Scotland. What he saw was more than thousands of tons of material made mostly of shredded plastic. In that moment, he was inspired to take on a new mission: to make a difference in the world by tackling ocean-bound plastic.

For 6 months, he worked in his shed to bring to life an idea he had for redefining a product that millions of people around the world use. With no manufacturing experience, he documented every step of the way on his Galaxy smartphone, and eventually, his breakthrough came: recycled Ocean Plastic Pots.

Today, as his work continues to expand, Ally brings people closer to the positive impact of the pots by sharing vibrant photos of the plastic he collects on beaches. Customers can see the color of that plastic in the color of their pot, and the circularity becomes more tangible. He also made all the trial-and-error he filmed of his product development, inspiring the next generation to continue the critical work of protecting the planet. This is the story of how Ally used Galaxy technology to rethink plastic and plant the seed for a better future for all.


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