With the launch of our sunglasses made of certified plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, we were able to show that it was possible to make high quality products from ocean plastic. As we return to the patch, we want to ensure that plastic we collect from the ocean gets a new life and is turned it into something that does not go back into the ocean. By recycling the collected plastic into durable products, we aim to make the cleanup operational costs, to a large extent, financially self-sustainable. Currently, we will not be selling our collected plastic to companies, but for the next products we are looking for product partners with capabilities in product design, development, manufacturing and go-to-market. For the harvest that cannot be recycled into granulate, we are investigating alternative recycling methods.

You can learn more about our first product and get your own here: theoceanclenaup.com/sunglasses/