Ocean Bound Plastic
What is Ocean-Bound Plastic?
Ocean-Bound Plastic, sometimes referred to as “Prevented Ocean Plastic”, is defined as plastic found near ocean coastlines or major waterways that feed into the ocean, in a country or region which lacks formal waste management infrastructure. This plastic has a high probability of ending up in the ocean. At EP Tech we believe the most effective way to tackle marine plastic is to prevent it from reaching the ocean in the first place.
Why is it so good?
Recycled products made from Ocean-Bound Plastics are the same as Post-Consumer recycled plastics, but with the key difference that this plastic has been collected from communities with no formal waste management systems. These communities must be within 50km of a coast. Chances of this plastic ending up as litter / in the Ocean – Very high. So every piece of Ocean-Bound Plastic used to create a recycled product is plastics that has been stopped from entering our Oceans!
Proudly our supply partner, Oceanworks
The predominant collection area for Oceanworks ocean bound plastics is Southeast Asia, where roughly 60% of the worlds ocean plastics originates. Collected plastics are recycled into non-contaminates resign pellets, which we source from Oceanworks directly.
It is important to note that in order to be an Ocean Bound product, the collected plastic must be collected within 50km of the Ocean, not directly from the Ocean itself.
Authenticity & Trust
To ensure our customer are receiving authentic materials, all orders come with a certificate of authenticity.
The Ocean bound resin from Oceanworks is backed by governing bodies such as the Control Union - who developed the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) in 2008.
Learn more about the Global Recycle Standard
By purchasing Ocean-Bound Plastic, you have:
Each ton of recycled plastic has a dramatic impact on the environment.
8 million metric tonnes of plastic enter the oceans annually.
80% of this comes from land-based sources.
If nothing is done by 2050 plastic in the ocean will outweigh fish.
95% of plastic packaging is used only once.