Pack Tech incentivizes fishers to collect ocean plastic for customizable packaging conversions

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2020. 10. 20. 08:30

Denmark-headquartered Pack Tech has collected 4,000 metric tons of ocean plastic to create personal care packaging applications under its Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) line.

The company employs Indonesian fishers to retrieve plastic waste floating in the ocean to create customizable packaging. To qualify for the OWP logo on-pack, the packaging must contain at least 25 percent OWP measured from the total weight of the packaging.

After ocean retrieval, the plastic waste is transported to a sorting facility where it is separated by material type and color. It is then rinsed, melted and processed into pellets before finally being injected or blown into new packaging.

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