New Plastics Economy
We are proud to be a signatory of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy. Ellen MacArthur Foundation and UN Environment Programme call for more businesses and governments to sign the Global Commitment and work towards achieving a circular economy.
Oceanium's seaweed-based bio-packaging is being developed to be home compostable - meaning it should go into the food waste collection. If packaging is tainted with food it cannot be recycled. For example, if food packaging is covered in pizza cheese - it will go to landfill or incineration. Ideally, all packaging should be re-useable or recyclable but until that time comes, we need circular solutions now.
Our packaging, which we call Oceanware, provides a circular lifecycle solution for tainted food packaging. Oceanware is intended to be used in closed-loop environments such as festival and sports events - where food and packaging are disposed of in the same bin. It will then be taken to a composting facility where it will be turned into compost for soil health or to an Anaerobic Digestion facility to create energy. We look forward to sharing more information Oceanware later this year! : )