OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Why OWP is important
The fundamental principle of Ocean Waste Plastic is removal of plastic waste from oceans and rivers 1:1. But the concept has other great benefits.
Through our partner ReSea Project we remove plastic waste from oceans and rivers, which makes a significance difference. With your help, we can make an even bigger difference.
8-10 million tons of plastic waste enter the oceans every year, of which 80% of the plastic enter via rivers and coastlines. It is estimated that 81% of ocean plastic come from Asian rivers.
OWP ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
If we don’t act now, the plastic will increasingly impact our ecosystem, health and economies. Even though this is a high number, we are on the right track. Our goal is to collect 25,000 tons of plastic from the ocean by 2030.
Protect our eco-system
The concept of OWP and recycling in general are helping to protect our ecosystem as it reduces the need to harvest from the planet’s natural resources.
Recycled plastic requires a lot less energy under production than virgin plastic, which can result in less CO2 emissions. A study shows that using a ton of PET plastic containers made of recycled plastic saves around 5.774 kilowatt-hours.
seek sustainable solutions
Research shows that consumers seek sustainable packaging solutions, but that majority feel that brands make it harder for them to choose sustainable goods.
Through our OWP concept a nd not at least our partner ReSea Project more than 1.200.000 kg of plastic was collected from oceans and rivers in 2021 (all certified by DNV).