Sukano and tide ocean SA (#tide) team up to support a common goal: Reusing ocean-bound collected plastic to produce premium raw materials with an environmental and social impact, tackling and solving one of the most important challenges of our time #tide ocean material | Plastic pollution facts.
All industry players must work hand in hand and act today to achieve a successful transition to a circular economy. The partnership between #tide and Sukano opens new doors to broaden the use of this ocean-bound RPET. When using #tide ocean material® RPET, you save 52% of energy and reduce your carbon footprint by 80% in comparison to using virgin PET. Sukano is global resin distributor and your development partner for the masterbatch based on ocean-bound RPET carrier, matching your needs and requirements.
#tide has developed a mechanical solution to regenerate the molecules of damaged ocean-bound plastic waste and transforms these into a premium raw material.
Besides the material, #tide is creating a big impact by collecting and upcycling ocean-bound plastic – not only for the environment but also for the local communities by creating jobs. For these achievements – including its material passports and its traceability on a blockchain – #tide has been awarded multiple times in its first 4 years.
Your development partner to customize the #tide material according to your needs.
In today's world, transparency is key. The #tide ocean material® can seamlessly be tracked along the entire supply chain with blockchain technology. The material is tracked at every single step from the collection to the finished raw material. All processing steps are documented, including data such as dates, volumes, photos and geodata. Customers can even go beyond tracking the resin and include traceability for all materials to be able to provide full transparency to their end user via QR-code directly on the end application.
Simply scan the QR-Code and learn about the products full journey in a material passport.
80% of the plastics in the ocean come from land-based activities. Through limited resources for trash disposal or improper collection, littering or heavy rains which provoke landslides, plastic can be carried into streams, rivers and eventually to the ocean. Because it is very challenging to retrieve plastic from the ocean once it has entered it, the better strategy is to prevent plastic waste from entering open waters in the first place.
True sustainability means everyone is benefitting: The environment, the workers, the brands and the consumers.
#tide works closely with local fishermen and communities to collect waste from the beaches. "Collecting ocean-bound plastic for sourcing starting materials is an environmentally meaningful activity", as stated by Swiss environmental consultant Carbotech.
#tide focuses on social impact, partnering up with carefully vetted social enterprises and foundations such as the Fondation Jan & Oscar which allows them to put emphasis on the principles guiding the impact-driven business model.
As a partner, you will directly contribute to #tide’s social impact and improve the quality of life of the local communities by:
Partnerships and collaboration are key to reducing waste and having a positive environmental and social impact. Let's work together to ensure plastic gets a second life and stays in the loop.