Our planet is facing a plastic pollution crisis. Each year we produce 300 million tonnes of plastic waste – that’s nearly the same weight as the entire world population. Predictions show that unless something is done to reduce this, we will have created four times as much plastic waste by 2050.
It’s a well-known fact that much of this plastic waste ends up in our oceans, about eight million tonnes in fact – that’s enough to circle the earth 425 times. Each year this ‘ocean plastic’ is killing in excess of 100,000 marine creatures, and by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish calling the ocean its home. However, there is help at hand. Initiatives such as ocean circular recovery projects are helping to raise awareness and encourage consumers to take responsibility for local ocean clean-up operations. But what happens to the ocean plastic that is recovered?
Tackling a worldwide issue, LifestyleGarden® presents the DuraOcean Chair, an innovative product development that is breaking new ground by utilising ocean plastic waste such as recycled fishing nets, ropes and debris collected from the oceans, to create the world’s first commercially available chair made with ocean debris, setting the benchmark for sustainable material usage and design.
LifestyleGarden® is delivering truly innovative product development by committing to environmentally responsible initiatives. The DuraOcean Chairs are a shining example of their commitment to sustainable development practices, manufactured from 100% recycled plastics recovered from the ocean.
Not only are the raw materials taken from recycled marine debris, but the entire chair can be disassembled and recycled once again at the end of its lifecycle. The majority of the plastic is sourced from fishing nets, which along with other salvaged plastic debris provide the green DuraOcean colour.
Their partners collect the waste from the ocean, before processing it into a valuable recycled raw material, which is then delivered in a pellet form. These pellets are mixed into resin with other additives and gas-injected into custom-built moulds. The result is a UV-resistant and ergonomically designed bucket that is supported by our hard-wearing FSC Brazilian Eucalyptus wood.
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