Instead of extracting more natural resources to produce ever more plastic products, what about making use of what is already freely available in our oceans, today? Plastic collected from the oceans can be recycled to use on its own or as a combination of other recycled materials to create new products.
Our main goal is to reduce the global impact of marine litter. By mobilizing fisheries, recyclers, manufacturers and policy makers, Think Ocean aims to reduce, reuse and ultimately recycle marine litter, mitigating the impact on both the environment and natural resources.
Most of the plastic in the oceans, earth’s last sink, flows from land. Plastic is carried to sea by mayor rivers, which act as conveyor belts, picking up more and more rubbish as they move downstream. Once at sea, much of the plastic rubbish remains in coastal waters. But once caught up in ocean currents, it can be transported around the world.
Ghost nets are fishing nets that have been lost at sea, abandoned or discarded when they have become damaged.
A seemingly harmless discarded fishing net, left to drift in the ocean can strangle a hapless sea turtle travelling to its nesting ground. Sharks, fish and other marine life all over the world have suffered this fate.
At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, and make up 80% of all marine debris from surface waters to deep-sea sediments. Which is equivalent to dumping a rubbish truck (1 ton) of plastic into the ocean per minute. Marine species ingest or are entangled by plastic debris, which causes severe injuries and deaths.
We have launched new sustainable products that enables people and consumers to play a role in solving the ever-growing problem of ocean plastic. Our products are made from bottles and debris collected from waterways and oceans in countries or areas that lack of formal waste or recycling systems.
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