600,000 bottles out of the Ocean
& 2,000,000 saved from landfills
READY FOR THE NEXT STEP:
Waste2Wear Ocean Plastic, verified by blockchain technology
After a successful trial using Ocean Plastics, Waste2Wear is launching a continuous program to offer Ocean Fabrics in an innovative model.
Initiated by Waste2Wear, the project brings together stakeholders from different sectors in a joint effort to find solutions to reduce plastic pollution in the oceans. Last year, in collaboration with eight Dutch retail companies, the project contributed to the recycling of 2 million PET bottles into innovative fabrics for fashion, swimwear, outdoor and interior.
For the new phase of the program, Waste2Wear has partnered with former fishermen to collect ocean plastic.
From September new qualities will be presented during the fabric fair Premier Vision in Paris. Are you interested to become a partner of Waste2Wear Ocean Fabrics and explore possibilities how your company good take part in it, then we should talk!
Why Ocean Plastics in Particular?
Plastic has always been a threat to the environment but its most negative impact comes when it enters the Oceans (also called the plastic soup) as it kills hundreds of thousands of sea animals. It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year (that means one ton every four seconds).
How does the Waste2Wear | Ocean Plastic work?
The plastic is collected by local collectors and former fishermen who’ve lost their income due to environmental regulations that apply fishing bans in the Yangtze River. In collaboration with the local government and the Narwhal Ocean Center, Waste2Wear created a stable business model in which these former fishermen and collectors can now derive their income from fishing plastic out of the ocean, coastal areas and waterways. They currently collect more than three tons of waste from the ocean every week.
Circular textiles with social impact
The Waste2Wear Ocean Fabrics show that circular thinking not only contributes to reducing plastic waste in our oceans, but can also generate new jobs as a positive consequence. Also, Waste2Wear’s Ocean Fabrics are fully traceable. An exclusive assessment process can verify the content of recycled PET bottles in our products and guarantee the number of bottles that have been used in every garment.
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Behind the Scenes:
The team of Waste2Wear and their commitment for the Ocean Plastic Project has been filmed for Dutch television.
Have a look at them now:
Have a look at the fashion items, made out of recycled plastic bottles