[Dec. 30, 2023: JD Shavit, The Brighter Side of News]
What sets Legacy Plastic apart is that it is crafted entirely from 100% recycled post-consumer ocean plastics collected during cleanup efforts in coastal areas and marine environments. (CREDIT: Ocean Legacy Foundation)
In a remarkable development in the fight against plastic pollution, the Ocean Legacy Foundation has introduced a groundbreaking product that has the potential to reshape our perspective on ocean waste. Known as Legacy Plastic, this innovative plastic pellet, now commercially available in North America, offers a creative solution to the ever-growing challenge of ocean plastic pollution.
What sets Legacy Plastic apart is that it is crafted entirely from 100% recycled post-consumer ocean plastics collected during cleanup efforts in coastal areas and marine environments.
Chloé Dubois, the co-founder of the Ocean Legacy Foundation, expressed her excitement, stating, "This is a huge milestone for Ocean Legacy Foundation as creating opportunities that bolster the use of materials collected during cleanup into new products will continue to advance the success of the plastic circular economy."
Co-founder of the Ocean Legacy Foundation, Chloé Dubois. (CREDIT: Ocean Legacy Foundation)
Legacy Plastic represents a significant step toward realizing a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to addressing the massive amounts of plastic debris plaguing our oceans. At the core of this groundbreaking innovation is the use of recovered marine gear, including buoys, fishing ropes, oyster trays, and various other marine products.
These materials are sourced from the Pacific Coast through Ocean Legacy depots, ocean recovery expeditions, and cleanup missions. By breathing new life into discarded ocean debris, Legacy Plastic not only tackles pollution but also helps repurpose materials that would otherwise remain a threat to marine ecosystems.
Furthermore, Ocean Legacy is at the forefront of a program aimed at making plastic recycling both economically viable and profitable. This initiative seeks to establish an economically sustainable revenue stream, benefitting companies that are committed to achieving their climate sustainability goals.
Ocean Legacy Foundation has unveiled Legacy Plastic, the first commercially available plastic pellet in North America that holds the promise of revolutionizing our approach to plastic waste. (CREDIT: Ocean Legacy Foundation)
By using locally sourced, high-quality post-consumer recycled content resins, Legacy Plastic provides an environmentally conscious alternative to virgin plastics. Not only does it reduce the demand for new plastic production, but it also has a relatively lower carbon footprint, making a valuable contribution to environmental conservation efforts.
Legacy Plastic is proudly a product of Western Canada and is exclusively manufactured from recovered plastic. To bring this innovative solution to life, the Ocean Legacy Foundation partners with Full Circle Plastics, headquartered in Nobelford, Alberta.
Together, they produce Full Circle Plastics' line of plastic lumber, which finds application in commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects. (CREDIT: Ocean Legacy Foundation)
Together, they produce Full Circle Plastics' line of plastic lumber, which finds applications in commercial, industrial, and residential construction projects. These versatile products can effectively replace conventional lumber in various applications, such as planter boxes, fence posts, decking, and outdoor furniture.
The journey toward a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future begins with the inventive use of ocean plastic waste. As organizations like the Ocean Legacy Foundation continue to extract plastics from the ocean and redirect them into a more sustainable circular economy, the potential for progress in cleaning up pollution, preserving our oceans and water supply, and creating sustainable consumer products becomes increasingly evident.
Legacy Plastic is made from recovered marine gear including buoys, fishing ropes, oyster trays and other marine products. (CREDIT: Ocean Legacy Foundation)
This initiative aligns seamlessly with our shared goals for a prosperous and environmentally responsible future.
Legacy Plastic represents a significant leap forward in the ongoing battle against plastic pollution. Its utilization of recycled ocean plastics not only helps in the cleanup efforts but also contributes to the creation of a more sustainable and eco-conscious world. As we look to the future, it is evident that innovative solutions like Legacy Plastic hold the key to preserving our oceans and building a greener, more prosperous planet for generations to come.
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