REVERSING THE TIDE OF OCEAN PLASTIC
Ocean plastic is an abundant “stranded resource” that can replace the use of virgin materials and then be recycled and reused endlessly, reversing the tide of plastics filling our oceans. We are continuously adding collection sites and types of materials offered to brands in product development.
8 MILLION TONS
8 million metric tons of plastic enter the oceans annually. 80% of that comes from land based sources. Oceanworks, together with partners around the globe, is sustainably and ethically harvesting plastic from coastal areas where waste is mismanaged. The plastic we utilize is 100% recycled from this coastal harvest, thereby taking it out of it’s inevitable flow to the ocean.
We collect plastic in many locations where there are no substantial financial opportunities available for people. Our mission is to create meaningful employment and positive local impact in these communities.