OCEAN PLASTIC PROGRAM
Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii’s Ocean Plastics Program has recycled over 200,000 lbs of ocean plastic since 2011. Our work has expanded across the state and we now manage a network of partner organizations and individuals that collect ocean plastics off of Hawaii’s coastlines. We utilize this ocean plastic to raise awareness about the issue of plastic pollution through recycling, marketing, and branding. Companies like Method Home, Adidas, and Corona have utilized our recycled ocean plastic to create valuable products meant to last while inspiring better consumer and producer behaviors.
Our Ocean Plastic Program started in 2011 with then partners Method Home, who made the first soap bottle out of Ocean Plastic and opened up a world of possibilities for innovation and inspiration. This partnership grew into the current relationship we now have with Parley for the Oceans.
All of our Ocean Plastic goes to our Partners at Parley for the Ocean instead of the landfill or incinerator. If you are interested in getting ocean plastic you can go to a beach and pick some up, or reach out to Parley for the Oceans. If you are doing cleanups in Hawaii and want to divert the Ocean Plastic you are collecting from the landfill or incinerator, click below.
There is enough plastic already in the world for us to not need to be making more. Let’s turn the plastic washing ashore into a valuable resource to encourage removal vs. just walking over it.