Ocean plastic waste presents serious problems beyond harming animals. Plastics in the ocean break down into tiny particles, becoming microplastics that contaminate the water. These microplastics can absorb toxic chemicals, posing a threat to the entire marine ecosystem. The presence of plastic waste in oceans also negatively impacts coastal communities and economies, affecting industries like fishing and tourism.

Additionally, the sheer volume of plastic in the ocean contributes to environmental degradation, altering ecosystems and disrupting the natural balance of marine habitats. Addressing ocean plastic waste is essential for safeguarding not only marine life but also the well-being of communities and the overall health of our planet.

What is Ocean-bound Plastic?

Ocean-bound plastic refers to plastic waste that has the potential to end up in the ocean. It includes any plastic materials or items that are discarded, improperly disposed of, or not effectively managed on land, near coastlines, or along rivers. Instead of being recycled or disposed of properly, these plastics find their way into rivers, streams, or other water bodies, ultimately reaching the ocean.

In simple terms, ocean-bound plastic is any plastic garbage that could, if not handled responsibly, make its journey from land areas to the ocean, contributing to the growing problem of plastic pollution in our seas.

Difference between Ocean plastic and Ocean-bound plastic. 

Ocean plastic and ocean-bound plastic (OBP) are often interchangeably used, but they are not the same. Let’s clear this wave of confusion!

Ocean plastic refers to plastic waste already in the oceans. But OBP is plastic waste that is mismanaged and located within 50km of shore, where waste management systems are lacking.

How Recity’s Certified Ocean Bound Plastic will benefit your brand

Recity recovers & recycles Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) before it becomes ocean plastic – part of the 10 million tonnes that enter the marine ecosystem yearly from India’s 7,516 kilometers long coastal belt. Pushing the traditional boundaries of design and manufacturing, we partner with responsible businesses to shift their focus to a ‘circular business-as-usual’! 

Our certified OBP, collected from a 50 kilometer radius of the shoreline, reaches you through all the certified value chain players like collectors, sorters, recyclers and converters.

Accelerate your circularity by 2030 with Recity’s certified OBP and choose to flip the switch to your supply chain. Write to us today at: info@recity.in