Sustainability supporters, conscientious consumers, and ocean lovers everywhere are celebrating World Oceans Day today. One of the many easy ways people can help support the cause is by consciously shopping for products manufactured with recycled ocean plastic. While not always easy to find, the range of items that fall within this category is growing by the day! Woohoo!
At Oceanworks, our mission is to help keep plastic out of our ocean by connecting companies with high quality, easy-to-access, recycled plastics. In addition to our materials marketplace, we have launched an easy to navigate, one stop shop for everything ocean plastic. As conscientious consumers ourselves, we are always looking for sustainable products. To make the search simple for everyone, we have proudly launched SeaPlasticDifferently.com. Within this website, you can browse a wide variety of items all manufactured with ocean plastics sourced from 1 of our 5 ocean plastic collection zones.
The SeaPlasticDifferently site features everything from footwear and leggings to office chairs and hair care products all manufactured with recycled ocean plastic. Each product page includes item specifics and a direct link to purchase. While Oceanworks Guaranteed tagged products have confirmed source authenticity and supply chain traceability.
Better yet, any and all products using recycled ocean plastic can be included. In fact, we are always looking for ways to make this directory better. If you know about a product using ocean plastic that’s not featured on the site, you can submit it for review and a free listing.
Support Brands Doing The Right Thing
Incorporating recycled ocean plastic into a supply chain is no trivial matter. Companies take on additional research and development expenses, sometimes reducing their profit margins to bring these environmentally friendly products to market.
For brands to continue making these investments and taking that risk, consumers must recognize and support these initiatives by opting to buy these types of products over their less sustainable alternatives. The more brands see consumers flocking to these goods the faster they adopt and expand their ocean plastic usage, creating a virtuous cycle of greater impact and a sustainable world.
Every consumer can help shift more plastic into the circular economy. By choosing SeaPlasticDifferently you reduce demand for virgin plastic, avert ocean plastic pollution, and lower the carbon footprint of your shopping cart, all while discovering products you’ll love AND feel good about.
Turn Off The Plastic Tap
Plastic is in nearly every consumer product these days, yet less than 10% of it is recycled. By prioritizing purchasing products made from recycled plastic, you make waste plastic material more valuable, incentivizing collection and reuse. Buying sustainable shows brands your priorities and just how much you value their efforts to use recycled plastic. Each person's actions make a difference, and together we can stem the tide of plastics ending up in our waterways.There are endless possibilities for what brands can create with recycled ocean plastic, and we want to spotlight everyone doing this important work. To start discovering your path to sustainable purchasing or help build out the directory of products made with ocean plastic, visit SeaPlasticDifferently.com today and use the power of the purse to protect our planet!