Plastic is everywhere
At first glance, the oceans may seem like a clean environment but in reality, there is plastic everywhere that you cannot see.
These pieces of plastic are called microplastics. Microplastics are less than 5 millimeters in diameter, which means they are not typically visible to the naked eye. Many of these microplastics come from products that have been discarded, ending up in the ocean or landfill where they slowly break down from sunlight and wave action. Over time these fragments become smaller and smaller. The whole process can last years.
Oftentimes, these plastics are ingested by small ocean animals who are then consumed by larger ones, the chain works its way all the way up to the food that ends up on our plate. Many of us are walking around with microplastics in our bodies right now.
I need the sea because it teaches me.
I don’t know if I learn music or awareness,
if it’s a single wave or its vast existence,
or only its harsh voice or its shining
suggestion of fishes and ships.
The fact is until I fall asleep,
in some magnetic way I move in
the university of waves.
excerpt from “The Sea” by Pablo Neruda
Through our plastics renewal technology, we can divert plastic from landfills and the ocean and turn them into reusable products.
Together we will begin to tackle the marine plastic crisis within our beautiful oceans. Through education and action, we hope to ensure that future generations can enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem.
What is key about this technology is our ability to fully recycle ALL plastic types. This means that we can accept plastic that would normally end up sitting in the landfill or the ocean indefinitely.