*Images courtesy of the ECOALF Foundation*
Using recycled plastic bottles helps prevent them from ending up in landfill, or worse in the oceans. Currently only 9% of the plastic ever made in the world has been recycled, and according to the United Nations Environment Programme, more than 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in the ocean each year – equivalent to dumping a rubbish truck of plastic every minute.
Commenting on the initiative, Javier Goyeneche, founder of the ECOALF Foundation said:
“The agreement with Kingspan not only helps us to clean the ocean but also fosters circular economy since they have introduced part of the marine litter into the production chain.”
The ECOALF Foundation aims to raise awareness for the issue of ocean waste and its damaging effects on the marine ecosystem, as well as on the role of recycling in the search for solutions. Consequently, its team has participated in more than 300 talks, workshops, and congresses all over the world for various audiences.