Please note: We are not suppliers of recycled ocean plastic, our focus is on manufacturing with recycled ocean plastic materials if a client requests it.
Also note that you cannot make anything out of 100% recycled ocean plastic because it is so broken down and weak as a material, as a result of floating in salt water and being in full sun every day for years. The suppliers of recycled ocean plastic recommend a 25% / 75% mix where 25% is recycled and 75% is virgin.
In our experience, manufacturing with ocean plastic raises the cost of a part by 10%-30%.
Depending on how plastic is created, used and recycled or disposed of, it can help the environment or cause a huge amount of harm to it. Unfortunately in many cases, the effects of plastic consumption are harmful rather than helpful, as is the case with the vast amount of plastics which are ending up in our waterways and oceans, creating huge gyres or garbage patches of plastic in multiple places around the globe.
If you’re new to this issue, and want to know why plastics in our oceans are an issue and why you might want to choose recycled ocean plastic as an ethical manufacturing material, we highly recommend watching the following documentary, A Plastic Ocean, which will give you an eye-opening (and terrifying) look at the extent of the pollution our seas are facing.