Ocean Plastic Apparel Contains Only a Fraction of Plastic Out of the Ocean

Ocean Plastic Apparel Contains Only a Fraction of Plastic Out of the Ocean

Ocean Plastic Apparel Contains Only a Fraction of Plastic Out of the Ocean

When you encounter brands offering ocean plastic apparel, this is probably what they use: a blend of ocean-bound plastic and post-consumer PET from land sources, with a small percentage coastal of high-sea waste possibly thrown in the mix.

The issue is that real ocean plastic is almost impossible to manufacture with and to collect at a scale that could actually support the demand of the commercial community.

Many brands consider ocean-bound plastic, which is found on land but at risk of ending up in the water, to be synonymous with ocean plastic.

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In general, it’s far better to use ocean plastic to create new synthetic fibers for apparel rather than creating new synthetic fibers, as these are derivatives of oil and petroleum.

Plastic that don’t swim in the ocean is a good thing.

This would be a good blockchain application for transparent storytelling to prevent greenwashing.

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  • Leonie Shadforth

    We live with idiots. Even fish suffer from our actions.

  • Mike Walker

    These organisations only care about the cheapest option

  • Sarah Egan

    Informative

  • Andrea Gaffiero

    Even rivers are full of plastic bottles !

  • Tash Murray

    Excellent info

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Susanna Koelblin

Circularity & Fashion Expert

Susanna is Business Development Manager Textiles at Eastman Chemical Company. From blockchain to recycled swimwear, she talks about emerging technologies and sustainability issues in the fashion industry.

   

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