Plastforurening er en stor trussel for vores planet. Hvert år producerer vi 300 millioner ton plastaffald – det svarer næsten til vægten af hele verdens befolkning til sammen. Prognoser viser, at hvis vi ikke gør noget for at reducere mængden af plastaffald, vil mængden af plastaffald være firedoblet i 2050.
Det er et velkendt faktum, at meget af dette plastaffald ender i havene – faktisk ca. otte millioner ton, hvilket er nok til at nå jorden rundt 425 gange. Hvert år dræber havplast over 100.000 havdyr, og i 2050 kan der være mere plast end fisk i havene. Men hjælpen er nær. Initiativer såsom projekter til cirkulær genanvendelse af havaffald hjælper med at skabe opmærksomhed omkring problemet og tilskynder forbrugerne til at tage ansvar for lokale havrensningsprojekter. Men hvad sker der med det plast fra havene, som opsamles?
Tackling a worldwide issue, LifestyleGarden® is the proud producer of the DuraOcean® chair, an innovative product development that is breaking new ground by utilising recycled maritime plastic, to create the world’s first commercially available chair made with marine plastic waste, setting the benchmark for sustainable material usage and design.
At LifestyleGarden®, we understand that environmentally responsible initiatives are the only way to deliver innovative product development. DuraOcean® Chairs are a shining example of our commitment to sustainable development practices, manufactured from 100% recycled plastics recovered and safely processed; preventing the plastic from entering and polluting the Oceans.
Not only are the raw materials taken from recycled marine plastic, 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 industrial ropes, which also provide the standard green DuraOcean® colour. We are continuously working to deliver more colours, all without compromise to the recycled material and further recyclability of the chair.
Our partner sources the plastic material from harbours, marine environments and the marine industry, before transforming the marine plastic waste into a valuable recycled raw material, which is delivered to us in pellet form. This is done after a series of washing and cleaning of the material, after sorting based on the type of plastic to ensure the highest quality and properties. These pellets are mixed into a resin with other additives – all of which are REACH compliant and recyclable – and injected into our custom-built moulds. The result is a UV-resistant and ergonomically designed bucket that is supported by our hard-wearing FSC®-certified Brazilian Eucalyptus wood. This combination of nature and plastic is the DuraOcean® Chair.