Prevented
Ocean
Plastic

A Better Plastic Choice

Over 1000 tonnes of plastic are prevented from entering the ocean every month, benefitting coastal communities, industry and the environment.

What is Prevented Ocean Plastic?
Supported by the POP Research Centre

Cutting through plastic recycling misinformation.

We believe intentional misinformation and greenwashing is rampant and confusing many consumers.

Our dedicated Prevented Ocean Plastic Research Centre is focussed on cutting through the noise to find what is real and lean into the hard topics.

Featured Stories

Prevented Ocean Plastic Research Centre

Research Centre
May 29, 2020

Greener wheels: from ocean to highway

While some car designers are raising their sustainability credentials by incorporating recycled materials in their designs, how can ambitions be turned into reality? In the latest efforts to make vehicles…
Research Centre
May 15, 2020

Ocean Plastic: Why prevention is better than cure

While the removal of ocean plastic should continue to be pursued, the scope and very nature of the issue calls for a more economically viable solution through recycling. Following a…
Research Centre
May 15, 2020

COVID-19: A turning point for plastic legislation?

The coronavirus has evolved into a global pandemic fundamentally changing the way we live our lives. As such, key government legislation such as the plastic packaging tax has been delayed,…

Real Plastic Recycling with Raffi

Who are the heroes of recycling? – Collection Centre Owners

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Nyoman Adi Artana owns and runs a plastic bottle collection centre in Bali, Indonesia. His centre not only helps to prevent more than 30 tonnes of plastic entering the ocean…

Is recycled plastic good quality?

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Plastic is one of the most hygienic packing choices to protect your food. Find out more about good quality recycled plastic.

Why is your fridge so important for plastic recycling?

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Find out what you can do to ensure that your foods' packaging is just as sustainable as the food you buy. Any packaging carrying the Prevented Ocean Plastic logo means…

What we are reading and watching

What We Are Reading
June 1, 2020

COEXPAN becomes new member to take part in the RECYQUALIPSO recycling project

The French RECYQUALIPSO initiative is a project aiming to improve the recyclability of plastic packaging and to advance the process of incorporating recycled materials in packaging. COEXPAN has taken part…
What We Are Reading
June 1, 2020

The eco-friendly trend: Asics presents a new line of eco-friendly running shoes

Reusing and recycling products is an important part of Japanese culture. As such, more companies are developing products for their ‘green’ consumers. Learn more to read how brands such as…
What We Are Reading
June 1, 2020

Resurgence or regression for plastic recycling in a post pandemic world?

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the plastics industry as setbacks in industrial production and social distancing measures have restricted collection and sorting of plastic materials. What could the future of plastic…

Sustainability in Art and Culture

Art & Culture
June 1, 2020

Little fish, big fish: designers casting a light on ocean plastic

Heliograf studio designs playful lamps in the shape of soy sauce bottles to highlight the issue of ocean plastic and the big problem caused by these tiny packets. Design duo…
Art & Culture
June 1, 2020

Craftsman Extraordinaire: Blending waste materials with modern elements

Stockholm-based designer, David Taylor, creates precious objects out of discarded materials adding a modern twist to traditional craft. David Taylor, aka Super Dave, is a Stockholm-based artist and craftsman who…
Art & Culture
May 20, 2020

Using art to contextualise the global impact of plastic

Almost ten years ago London-based Studio Swine created two memorable projects using ocean plastic, highlighting the global and local impact of ocean plastic.

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