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.

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.

Prevented Ocean Plastic Research Centre

Research Centre
July 9, 2020

Bioplastics: in or out of the loop?

As more companies and consumers are drawn towards the novelty of bioplastics, is it too soon to tell whether the benefits will outweigh the costs?
Research Centre
July 9, 2020

Four common misconceptions to rectify about ‘ocean plastic’ recycling

As both consumers and companies delve into the uncharted territory of ‘ocean plastic’, what are the need-to-know realities of plastic recycling?
Research Centre
June 25, 2020

OceanCycle certification: developing trust and traceability across a complex supply chain

As more companies incorporate ocean bound plastic into their products and packaging, how can third-party certification help ensure that businesses and consumers can trust the claims made?

Real Plastic Recycling with Raffi

Who are the heroes of recycling? – Coastline Plastic Collectors

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Parwati is one of thousands of bottle collectors in Bali, Indonesia. Women and men like her form the very foundation of the recycled plastic supply chain. These people work hard…

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…

How to prevent ocean plastic at scale

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In order for plastic to be recycled at the scale that is required to make an impact, we need to work together to make recycled plastic valuable.

What we are reading and watching

What We Are Reading
July 9, 2020

Why is plastic packaging the most favoured option among packaging alternatives?

Published by the Imperial College of London, this study outlines how plastic packaging is the most favourable option for packaging, emitting the least amount of greenhouse gases – despite the…
What We Are Reading
July 9, 2020

Are circular plastic parks one of the solutions to a successful plastic recycling economy?

Published by the Plastics Diversion Initiative, this report outlines how the plastic recycling system faces economic inefficiency challenges such as high processing, sorting and transportation costs aggravated by market disruptions.…
What We Are Reading
July 2, 2020

The unexpected pathways of European Plastic intended for recycling

This study, undertaken by the NUI Galway and the University of Limerick, uses research data to quantify the fate of exported European plastic waste destined for recycling and how much…

Sustainability in Art and Culture

Art & Culture
July 2, 2020

Sustainable Architecture: Out of Ocean ‘Plastic Island’

Swedish studio dedicated to imagining the possibilities of reusing ocean plastic waste as main design material.
Art & Culture
June 18, 2020

Plastic legacy: What will history learn from us?

Cornwall based artist recreates historic monuments using ocean plastic, reminding us to learn from the past, but also think carefully about the legacy we are leaving behind.
Art & Culture
June 5, 2020

Monumental Abstraction: The Legacy of Christo’s Environmental Art

Landscape transforming artworks by the late artist Christo leave an unforgettable impact about pressing environmental issues through visual memory and rethinking our sense of scale.

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