Every piece of plastic that enters our storm drains may eventually make its way downstream to the Ocean and onto our beaches. Plastics break down into tiny particles, known as microplastics, and will remain on our planet indefinitely. Microplastics pose a threat to water quality and marine animals.
With generous donations by businesses like yours, we’re developing a new ocean cleanup machine that can recover microplastics along United States beaches. Advanced ocean cleanup technology like this helps us to collect and analyze microplastics, and identify root cause solutions.
The good news? Much of this debris includes plastics that can be given new life. Upcycling this plastic into new packaging or products not only means less plastic in our oceans, but it avoids the landfills as well. From buttons, to skateboards, to shampoo bottles we’ve worked with a variety of companies to give this plastic a second home. Talk to our team and we’ll work on creative upcycling solutions, making your company part of the circular economy.