Our planet is facing a plastic pollution crisis. Each year we produce 300 million tonnes of plastic waste – that’s nearly the same weight as the entire world population. Predictions show that unless something is done to reduce this, we will have created four times as much plastic waste by 2050.
It’s a well-known fact that much of this plastic waste ends up in our oceans, about eight million tonnes in fact – that’s enough to circle the earth 425 times. Each year this ‘ocean plastic’ is killing in excess of 100,000 marine creatures, and by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish calling the ocean its home. However, there is help at hand. Initiatives such as ocean circular recovery projects are helping to raise awareness and encourage consumers to take responsibility for local ocean clean-up operations. But what happens to the ocean plastic that is recovered?
Tackling a worldwide issue, ScanCom® presents the DuraOcean® chair, an innovative product development that is breaking new ground by utilising recycled maritime plastic, to create the world’s first commercially available chair made with marine plastic waste, setting the benchmark for sustainable material usage and design.
At ScanCom, we understand that environmentally responsible initiatives are the only way to deliver innovative product development. DuraOcean® Chairs are a shining example of our commitment to sustainable development practices, manufactured from 100% recycled plastics recovered and prevented from entering the Oceans.
Not only are the raw materials taken from recycled marine plastic, but the entire chair can be disassembled and recycled once again at the end of its lifecycle. The majority of the plastic is sourced from ropes, which provide the green DuraOcean® colour.
Our partner transforms the marine plastic waste into a valuable recycled raw material, which is delivered to us in pellet form. These pellets are mixed into resin with other additives and injected into our custom-built moulds. The result is a UV-resistant and ergonomically designed bucket that is supported by our hard-wearing FSC® Brazilian Eucalyptus wood.
Together, we can do our part to clean up the ocean by Doing Business the Right Way – The Sustainable Way.