We want to give the plastic collected from the ocean a new life. Our plan is to work with partners to recycle the plastic and transform it into durable plastic products. By recycling the collected ocean plastic into beautiful products that are made with certified plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, we aim to make the cleanup operational costs, to a large extent, financially self-sustainable.

To demonstrate this is possible, we have already transformed the catch from our prototype System 001/B into our first product – sunglasses. To learn more, visit theoceancleanup.com/sunglasses/