Ocean R-PET from Tide Ocean SA
Today, many end products produced using recycled ocean plastic contain only approximately 30% recycled material and are then mixed with virgin PET to maintain performance. Tide Ocean SA manufactures solutions made entirely from plastic found in the ocean, coastlines, and uncontrolled landfills.
The company has developed a formula that reverses damage caused by UV rays and saltwater, allowing for end products to be made with 100% recycled ocean plastic without the need for virgin materials to stabilize performance.
MC 1039504 // Tide Ocean R-PET Yarn is a versatile polyester (PET) granular for fiber extrusion that can be used for apparel, accessories, watch straps, and upholstery.
MC 1039501 // Tide Ocean R-PET Granules are versatile polyester (PET) granular for injection molding. Within the company’s first year, more than 30 tons of the material has been processed for companies in Switzerland, North America, and South Korea.
REPREVE® Our Ocean™ from Unifi, Inc.
A premium collection of fiber and resin sourced from 100% post-consumer bottles that are collected within 50 km of coastlines in countries or areas that lack formal waste or recycling systems and thus are at high risk of ending up in the ocean.
Unifi, Inc. is developing recycling programs in areas such as Haiti and Mexico where plastic is the most at risk of entering a marine environment.