Ocean Polymers aims to bring advanced plasma treatment facilities to the oceans' plastic problem. Our research suggests that through our innovative solution we could unlock revenue and profit while tackling a global environmental issue.
By 2014, according to leading environmental studies, there were over 5 trillion pieces of plastic – most of them unrecoverable.
1 million plastic water bottles are sold worldwide every minute.
The mass of plastics in the Mediterranean has reached half the mass of plankton and will soon overtake it.
Plastics degrade and disintegrate but do not generally disappear.
The plastics which do degrade end up contaminating the water with chemicals, some of which cause endocrine damage in living creatures including humans. Marine animals are not the only affected species. Plastics have made their way into our food chain, our water and our sea salt, with scientists' opinion being that 95% of Americans have plastics toxins in their bodies.
Ocean Polymers aims to bring advanced plasma treatment facilities to the oceans' plastic problem, using ship-based recycling and manufacturing complemented by land-based solutions.
The initial ship based treatment plant will aim to be operational within 6 months of funding.
By bringing the solution to the problem, rather than costly collection and delivery, operational savings could be achieved together with a smaller carbon footprint.
In partnership with QA-UK we have sourced & developed remote sensing technology and automated sea-born drones to identify and locate plastic waste ensuring greater productivity for the ship.