For the love of the ocean

A turtle in the ocean

As a brand that champions the glory of salty days spent on coasts across the globe, we want to do our part to continue raising awareness of the devastating effect of plastic waste on our beautiful oceans. We’re boycotting straws, saying no to single-use cutlery, using our branded coffee cups and avoiding plastic bags wherever we can. Our office is passionate and committed to recycling anything we can, and we’re keeping an eye out for products with microbeads, which can be found in face-scrubs, toothpaste and body washes.

None of this is sexy, but it is part of the reality we’ve all created, and it matters. We want to spread the word and shine a light on the brands who are taking action to create change; the brands that you can favour to help make waves in this huge issue of our time.

Fashion | Adidas

One of the best known for its ongoing collaboration with environmental body Parley for the Oceans, Adidas aims to find ways to turn plastic waste from the ocean into high-tech sportswear.

Home | Method

Home cleaning products that not only smell really amazing (think Rhubarb or Lavender), but that also use smartclean technology® with naturally derived 98% biodegradable ingredients that are planet-friendly. The company also has an initiative to help clear plastic from beaches in Hawaii.

Tech | Dell

As one of the biggest tech companies on the globe, Dell are leading with innovation by processing plastics found on beaches and using them as a part of their new packaging system.

Beauty | Crème de la Mer

This cult product came from a love of the ocean, and Crème de la Mer continues to celebrate its heritage with its limited edition of Crème de la Mer Blue Heart each year, where all profits support ocean conservation projects..

Fashion | Stella McCartney

Renowned for her ethical approach to fashion, Stella McCartney has committed to swap woven or recycled polyester for ocean plastics in all of her product designs.

Lifestyle | Plastic Whale Furniture

An enduring use of recycled ocean plastics, we’re loving Plastic Whale Furniture. The Dutch company are taking plastic waste from the canals of Amsterdam to create tables and chairs. Plus, they vow to buy back used furniture once it’s been worn out.

World Oceans Day is on 8th June, but there are 364 others where we can do our bit too…

“At least 8 millions tonnes of plastic leak into the ocean each year, which is equivalent to dumping the contents of one garbage truck into the ocean every minute. If no action is taken the ocean is expected to contain more plastics than fish by 2050.” Ellen Macarthur Foundation

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