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Our Sustainability Goals

Prevented Ocean Plastic™ is high-quality, certified recycled plastic that has been collected from coastal areas at risk of ocean plastic pollution. Used by supermarkets and brands around the world, it meets regulatory health and safety standards, is traceable back to source, and can be identified on-pack through its distinctive triangular logo.

Our Programme is built on research, data, and a determination to make a difference to people
 and the planet. We have developed our own unique standards to guide us on our mission but we often embrace and support other external goals and guidelines.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

The Prevented Ocean Plastic™ Programme is aligned with several of the UN Global Development Goals.

Goal 14 is about conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources. Healthy oceans and seas are essential to human existence and life on Earth. According to the UN, plastic is the most harmful pollution and 17 million metrics tonnes ends up in the ocean every year. So far we have prevented over two billion plastic bottles from going into the ocean.

Goal 12 is about ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns, which is key to sustain the livelihoods of current and future generations. We know that consumers find it hard to make environmentally friendly choices– but we’re trying to make it easier. We work with a range of brands to offer a better plastic choice.

Goal 9 seeks to build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Prevented Ocean Plastic™ builds supports and builds new recycling infrastructure everywhere it operates. Right now, we are on a mission to build 25 new high capacity collection centres by 2025.

Goal 8 is about promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all. Prevented Ocean Plastic™ promotes the elevation of standards throughout our supply chain. The Prevented Ocean Plastic™ standards promotes worker welfare through the integration of the ETI base code. Bantam Materials UK Ltd., the supplier of Prevented Ocean Plastic™, was the first recycled plastic supplier to join the Ethical Trading Initiative.