Oceanworks partners with collection and processing agents around the world to bring trusted sources of ocean-plastic materials to consumers eager to use their purchasing power to make a difference.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (PRWEB) December 20, 2018
Oceanworks Inc., a trusted marketplace bringing together global collectors and processors of ocean plastic with manufacturers, brands and consumers, is proud to welcome Plastix Global to its member network.
Eight million metric tons of plastic enters the oceans annually; this refuse will take 400 years to break down, all the while wreaking havoc on marine ecosystems. Images of sea turtles entangled in plastic nets, seabirds feeding plastic to their young, and sea life everywhere starving, bellies bloated with plastic, are a sad result of the world that has been created and represent a future that is unacceptable.
Oceanworks partners with collection and processing agents around the world to bring trusted sources of ocean-plastic materials to consumers eager to use their purchasing power to make a difference. Recovered ocean plastic can be repurposed to make a wide range of products — everything from zippers and buttons to fabric, carrying cases, credit cards, sunglasses, coolers and more.
Marketplace partners such as Plastix Global process and convert recovered ocean plastic into new raw materials. Plastix specializes in recycling waste fishing nets, trawls and ropes into high-quality raw materials coined Green Plastics. In partnering with Oceanworks, Plastix will be able to connect to brands and consumers eager to buy trusted sources of ocean plastic. Oceanworks documents the chain of custody from “shore to store,” ensuring the authenticity and quality of all products marked OceansMade™.
“Through Oceanworks, I am proud to engage with ambitious and responsible brand owners who are taking the lead in integrating ocean-plastics materials into their product portfolios, thereby pushing the boundaries of responsible manufacturing as outlined in United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 12 while demonstrating a circular-economy model for plastics,” says Hans Axel Kristensen, CEO of Plastix Global.
“We’re excited to welcome Plastix to the Oceanworks Marketplace,” says Rob Ianelli, CEO of Oceanworks Inc. “As we continue to expand our capabilities and introduce new verified materials, we see this type of collaboration as the keystone to a robust ocean-plastics industry. We are excited to continue to grow the Marketplace in support of our ultimate goal of cleaning up the ocean.”
Oceanworks looks forward to working with Plastix Global to ensure full transparency in both process and production, providing brands and consumers with a new source of verified ocean-plastic products that they can feel good about.
Oceanworks Inc., founded in 2016, aims to accelerate the removal of ocean plastic with the long-term goal of a plastic-free ocean. The Oceanworks Marketplace was created to connect the business community with verified sources of ocean-plastic material collected around the world. The Marketplace includes collectors, processors, manufacturers, brands and other stakeholders who all pledge to adhere to sourcing standards and to use the OceansMade™ mark to showcase product origin and authenticity. Marketplace members are working together to remove 2 million tons of ocean plastic and transform this material into sustainable products. For more information, visit https://www.OceanWorks.co.
About Plastix Global
Plastix Global, established in December 2012, is a manufacturer of Green Plastics in Lemvig, Denmark, specializing in recycling waste fishing nets, trawls and ropes into high-quality raw plastic materials. Over the last five years, they have developed a unique technology that enables mechanical recycling of post-use plastic fibers and rigid plastics. Today, Plastix has a production capacity of 12,000 metric tons per year and is in the process of executing its expansion plan to a capacity of 30,000 metric tons per year. Operations take place at an industrial plastic-recycling plant of 8,300 square meters on a site of 32,000 square meters. For more information, visit https://www.PlastixGlobal.com.
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