This black Nylon resin has been sourced from nearshore collection areas in Asia. Products like this that are from near shore sources contain material suspended in the shallow or adjacent areas of the ocean that are close but not accumulating on the shore line. Along with other products in our Ocean line, this resin contains 70% ocean plastic. As an Oceanworks Guaranteed product you can rest assured that it has been pre-qualified to meet our strict standards. This product comes with GRS, ISO 9001, REACH, ROHS certifications.