There is no silver bullet to solve the ocean plastic problem. A systems approach is required and OceanCycle works on all aspects of that system.
1. Build demand for prevented ocean plastic
We make it easy for corporations to buy ocean-bound plastics at volume, which encourages recyclers to process more material from at-risk coastal communities
2. Boost community collection
We help educate coastal communities on best practices to manage waste and generate income from collected plastics
3. Transport and process plastic
We ensure efficient logistics and segmentation of different types of plastics to drive high yields and quality
4. Make new products
We drive innovation and build efficient supply chains for packaging, fabrics and injection-molded goods allowing companies to integrate purpose and profit into their core business model
5. Sell and re-order
We help companies move beyond one-time marketing efforts to connect with consumers based on the genuine social and environmental impact in the communities where the material is collected
And then do it all over, again and again.
More people collecting plastic leads to higher volumes of recycled material for new products that are sold at a profit—creating further demand for material that prevents ocean plastic—and starting the cycle all over again
How we work with companies to support procurement departments
Our business practice is guided by four pillars, which we believe are critical to success in achieving excellent outcomes against environmental, social, and profitability goals:
Always using best-in-class recycled materials
Fostering consistent collecting and processing methods
Enacting the right pricing to encourage long-term use
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