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.