OUR OCEANS ARE IN CRISIS
- Each year 8 Million Metric Tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans, drastically altering the delicate balance for marine life.
- Over 80% of this ocean plastic originates from land based sources.
- If nothing is done to combat the flow of ocean plastics into waterways, by 2050 there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish.
- Plastics take upwards of 400+ years to decompose and the current flow of plastic into the ocean will compound rapidly.
- 95% of Plastic ( bottles, containers, straws, etc. ) are used just once.
- The plastic we throw out every year is worth over $80 Billion.
Let’s make a difference.
100% recycled ocean plastic
Collected from Haiti and Mexico by qualified partners local to those areas.
Transparent supply chain from shore to shelf to ensure product and social ethical standards.
Cleaning up waterways to improve the health of both people and planet
If you look closely at any Oceanworks button you’ll find the material, year, and the coordinates where it was harvested, printed right into the plastic itself. It’s another tiny detail that speaks volumes, reinforcing our commitment to the oceans and those that love it. Expect our future collaborations with Oceanworks to also make a big impact, one tiny detail at a time.
OUR LOCATIONS: WHERE & WHY
We started in Haiti. Haiti is home to upwards of 10 million people, many whom live far below the poverty line and struggle to live day-to-day. There are few sources of potable water and as a result the majority of clean drinking water comes from plastic bottles and bags. With little to no waste management systems, the bottles and bags end up in the canals and streets that empty directly into the ocean.
Through a variety of qualified partners, we are now working with a number of collection sites throughout Haiti and have followed that model into Mexico. These collection sites are owned and run by entrepreneurs local to the area, and the plastic waste they collect is bought at fair labor rates. So, the money goes directly into the community, and the community’s waterways are being cleaned up at the same time.