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How We Collect Plastic
Volunteers work all year around the globe
Once plastic enters the ocean, it is swirled around by 5 circular vortexes known as gyres. There are five major gyres on Earth. Eventually, these gyres will wash plastic onto shores around the world. If the plastic remains on shore, eventually it will be swept back into the ocean by high tides. By cleaning plastic from beaches, we are able to prevent waste from returning to the ocean, where it is mistaken for food by aquatic animals. This also prevents land animals such as seagulls from mistaking the plastic for food.
99% of aquatic animals have been found to have plastic in their stomach.
Pulling From Oceans
In order to capture plastic that has already entered the ocean, we utilize local divers and fishermen. Our expert divers are able to dive into waters around the world to remove pollution. We also pay local fishermen to fish for plastic instead of fish. This serves a double purpose of preventing overfishing, as well as providing a reliable stream of income to locals. Due to overfishing, oftentimes fishermen cannot find enough valuable fish to support their families. This often forces into less-than-ideal practices such as shark-finning or whale hunting. Working with PL28 allows them to avoid this outcome and provides us with excellent material. We currently have PL28 members in 47 countries and counting!
Intercepting From Rivers
Rivers carry trash over long distances and connect nearly all land surfaces with the oceans. Did you know that 90% of plastic that enters the ocean comes from only 10 rivers in the world? These rivers are the Yangtze, Yellow, Hai, Pearl, Amur, Mekong, Indus and Ganges Delta, Niger and the Nile. By attacking plastic pollution at these sources, we are able to intercept large amounts of plastic and make a huge difference in the lives of millions of humans and animals alike.
Plastic Collected: Now What?
Once the waste is recovered, the plastic is sorted and shipped to a facility where it is cleaned, processed, and repurposed as raw material which is ready to use in our manufacturing projects.
After all this hard work comes the fun part: turning the ocean debris into awesome products! We've worked with several brands across many different industries to turn their concepts into reality. There is absolutely no limit to what we can make. You'll see a few examples above to get your imagination started.
Next Steps: How To Get Started
Simple And Easy
Let us know what type of product you'll need manufactured. It helps to have samples and/or technical drawings. We will work with you to make this part easy and painless.
Inform us of quantity needed, and desired delivery date
We will assess the project and determine feasibility and costs
Once the project is approved, we will begin collecting your ocean debris
Schedule a meeting to discuss marketing rollout and collaboration
Gamechanger: Free Recycling
Any product manufactured by PL28 can be recycled with us for FREE. We place collection bins at point of sale and we also provide free mail-in recycling for any of our products.
We believe the next generation of businesses must create a circular economy using this model. The company manufacturing a product is responsible for the product from beginning of its life until the end. We're here to help push the world forward to a way of doing business that operates in harmony with nature.
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