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Los Angeles CA, 90049

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CHOOSE HOW TO

Make Your Impac+

Whether you're a tech company, you're already using recycled materials in your products, or you're just starting your sustainability journey, flexibility means you can create a program that fits your brand goals

Commit To Removing A Specific Amount

Tie Removal To Product Sales

Incentivize Customer Action

CHOOSE A REGION TO FOCUS YOUR EFFORTS

OUR PROJECTS

FISHING NET RECOVERY

North America

FISHING NET RECOVERY

North America

The Problem

Fishing gear - nets and ropes - pose a significant risk to sea life if cut away in the ocean. Unfortunately, incentives do not exist to recover this gear so at the end of its life, most gets landfilled or simply cut away at sea. It's a huge reason for why fishing nets are the largest ocean plastic polluter.

The Solution

This Impac+ program provides the funds needed to incentivize collection and recycling of this gear that otherwise, without Impac+, would not be reclaimed.

What We Like

This program creates a pathway for the reclamation of end of life fishing gear. Our partners are an amazing women-owned, small business working directly with fishermen and city governments to incentivize them to recycle used marine waste instead of simply dumping it!

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OCEANBOUND CLEANUP

Java, Indonesia

OCEANBOUND CLEANUP

Java, Indonesia

The Problem

Plastic recycling generates plastic waste effluent as a standard part of the process. This dirty discharge known as "Mud" is at risk of being discharged into the wastewater and, in the best-case, is usually taken to the nearest landfill.

The Solution

This Impac+ program repurposes the “Mud” into useful building materials. It's composition is perfect for producing bricks! Unfortunately, these recycled plastic compound bricks are slightly more expensive than standard building bricks, so Impac+ program incentivizes the reuse of the “Mud” in the bricks by making them competitive on the open market.

What We Like

Recycling is a dirty business and we love the creativity of this program. This industry is all about finding value in what was previously considered valueless and this program is the perfect example of that.

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MISMANAGED WASTE

Waterways

MISMANAGED WASTE

Waterways

The Problem

Waterway plastic is a huge contributor to ocean plastic, but is typically low-quality, and heavily mixed with organic waste so as little as 20% of the material collected is plastic. This creates a significant need for costly sorting and as a result, there is no commercial incentive for the recovery of this material.

The Solution

Catch waterway plastic, sort it and return any viable material to the circular economy. The balance will be properly disposed of locally.

What We Like

Waterway plastic waste is the #1 contributor to ocean plastic globally. If we can turn off the tap on waterway plastic we have a chance of stopping ocean plastic pollution at scale.

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ARE YOU A PLASTIC WASTE COLLECTION ORGANIZATION?

We're always looking for new Impac+ projects to fund in order to accelerate plastic action. Contact us to see if a partnership with Oceanworks® would be the right fit.

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TOTAL POUNDS REMOVED BY OCEANWORKS® PROGRAMS

4 6 3 8 9 0 5

OUR PARTNERS

COCOBRUSH

IMPAC+ AMPLIFIER

Cocofloss® approached us when they had the idea for their new Cocobrush®. They wanted to do things right, but at the end of the day, they felt like they could do more. That’s where Oceanworks Impac+ comes into play. For the sale of every toothbrush, Cocofloss® committed to the removing an additional 10 Cocobrushes worth of oceanbound plastic.

WEST PAW

SEAFLEX®

By using recycled plastic, WestPaw could help remove waste from shorelines and make beaches and fishing areas cleaner and safer. Not only would this make a net positive environmental impact, but it would serve as an excellent vehicle to bring attention to the ocean pollution cause. Setting the sustainability initiatives was the easy part, luckily, the team at WestPaw was steadfast in their determination to be part of the solution, rather than a contributor to the problem.

SPERRY

SEACYCLED®

Sperry is a consumer brand synonymous with the water, as its footwear and trusty tread are a mainstay for seafaring civilians. Its SeaCycled® sneaker features liners and laces made from 100 percent recycled plastic and uppers made with a blend also partially composed of recycled plastic. Each pair of these shoes repurposes the equivalent of five recycled plastic bottles, creating a much smaller carbon footprint with each step they take.

GLAD

GLAD TO BE GREEN®

Looking to build on its initial successes with the Glad to be Green® product line, Glad’s team sought out the next member of its family of products to make it more sustainable. Oceanworks emerged as a partner uniquely positioned to help with this challenge due to their focus on identifying and qualifying a large breadth of ocean and ocean bound plastic suppliers and their commitment to quality, reliability, and traceability.

ANNE KLEIN

Ocean Plastic Watches

Cocofloss® approached us when they had the idea for their new Cocobrush®. They wanted to do things right, but at the end of the day, they felt like they could do more. That’s where Oceanworks Impac+ comes into play. For the sale of every toothbrush, Cocofloss® committed to the removing an additional 10 Cocobrushes worth of oceanbound plastic.

ELECTRA

THE PLASKET®

Electra had ambitious plans to incorporate ocean-bound plastic into its manufacturing processes, with its sights set on accessories (and accessories are a big part of the cruiser bike culture). The variety and volume of this endeavor required a large amount of material to ramp things up and produce them at scale.

Zettle

OCEAN READER

The iZettle design team had specific requirements for their innovative design, a core value of the company's ethos. After Oceanworks reviewed iZettle's ideas and supply chain requirements. Oceanworks guided iZettle through materials feasibility, performance standards, and verification requirements. Based on this initial review, Oceanworks recommended a polypropylene from recycled fishing nets.

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