1 Plastic Life

Reducing & Repurposing Plastic Consumption while Creating Jobs

aka 1plasticlife   |   LOS ANGELES, CA   |  https://www.1plasticlife.org/

Mission

1 PLASTIC LIFE is a non profit organization focused on reducing plastic pollution in low income communities, by providing job training opportunities to homeless and unemployed people.

Ruling year info

2018

Chief Excecutive Officer

Armando Ochoa

Main address

4300 STILLWELL AVE

LOS ANGELES, CA 90032 USA

Show more addresses

EIN

82-4751909

NTEE code info

Recycling (C27)

Employment Training (J22)

Recycling (C27)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Throughout Los Angeles there is a homeless and unemployment situation that continues to grow exponentially more each day. Aside from this, there is a drastic plastic pollution problem that’s affecting the world as we know it. We aim to solve two needs with one deed by providing guidance and employment in plastic recycling.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Plastic recycling

: 1 Plastic Life is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles, CA focused on reducing the plastic pollution problem in low income communities through collections and recycling of plastics from local organizations while providing job training opportunities to homeless and unemployed people. 1 Plastic Life works to improve Los Angeles communities by: 1) Building partnerships with local business and organizations to collect ther ther plastic waste for recycling 2) Providing jobs for unemployed and homeless people in our community 3) Engineering and fabricating machines to recycle plastic waste to manufacture beautiful creations that we sell for donations to fund our growth 4) Educating our community on the importance of stopping the consumption of single use plastics and offer alternatives 5) Providing educational resources to underprivileged individuals to help them succeed and thrive; and 6) Sponsoring beach cleanups and or community cleanups. 1 Plastic Life has built multiple plastic recycling machines based on the Precious Plastic designs and collaborates with Precious Plastic Los Angeles

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people trained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Plastic recycling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These are the persons we already helped: Rosa, Sunny, Rex, Jhone, Jessy, Edgar, Girl by food for less, Guy that was with her, Jesy

Number of people accessing aids or adaptations as a percentage of the number of people receiving a service from the Occupational Therapy service

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Plastic recycling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Rex is the person that received help

Number of people no longer living in unsafe or substandard housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Plastic recycling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

This person was Rex

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Plastic recycling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This person is Rex

Number of homeless participants engaged in mental health services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Plastic recycling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This person is Rex

Number of people who received clinical mental health care

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Plastic recycling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This person is Rex

Number of clients who achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

No target populations selected

Related Program

Plastic recycling

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This person is Rex

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1.We aim to build a trusting relationship with individuals that face challenges, such as homelessness, and encourage or oversee life changing steps to better their lives.
2.We plan to gather necessary resources for problems that homeless individuals may commonly face in order to refer them to the proper organizations that can help continue their progress.
3.Establish part time job training(s) for individuals in the plastic recycling industry while we work with them or refer them to get full-time employment

1.Build relationships with people so they feel a sense of equality, encouragement, and a level of confidence. Show them that we believe they can succeed in bettering themselves
2. Create a network or partnerships with other nonprofits, organizations, and services that agree with our vision to help refer people to their program
3. Utilize manufacturing machines to recycle single use plastic collecting in recycling plastics from local companies and organizations making them more sustainable and reusable.

Building in fabricating modifying machines to recycle single use plastic‘s to have prototyping capabilities for different customers in order to offer unique beautiful plastic creations and create a sustainable future. Our current volunteer staff posses the necessary skills to help gain higher levels of online presence and support. For example, we have contact with the precious plastic community (which is a world wide community of recyclers fighting in the plastic pollution problem) who support our work and understand our vision and want to help get it out into the public. All partners who are already in collaboration with our mission are continuously sharing our work and journey with their networks and online audience.

What we have accomplished so far is the public eye interest in bringing us into City events and private business endeavors as collaborators. We have also set up 3 separate projects with other groups in our state and other states who seek to uplift communities via recycled plastic products. Our goal is to help the people help save the world.

Financials

1 Plastic Life
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

1 Plastic Life

Board of directors
as of 12/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Armando Ochoa

1 Plastic Life

Term: 2018 -

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/20/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data