Dell became the first company to use ocean plastic in its products in 2016. They have a partnership with charity Lonely Whale Foundation.
The consortium of 10 firms aims to turn 1.2 billion single-use plastic water bottles into products and packaging by 2025.
Dell set up NextWave Plastics to create a global network of supply chains for ocean-bound plastic.
Kevin Brown, chief supply chain officer, Dell Technologies
It’s become increasingly clear that the solution to marine plastic pollution requires bold innovation and open collaboration. No company can solve this issue alone.
NextWave sources ocean-bound plastic from the Philippines, Indonesia, Chile, Cameroon and Denmark, and is aiming to add India, Taiwan and Thailand to its sourcing locations by 2025.
- Beware of the Chinese business model of ocean plastics. They dump the plastics in the see and collect the plastics a few meters further up …. voila, there’s the ocean plastics
- Then at some point, there’s gonna be a clever Chinese who’s going to build a plastic bottles factory at the river side …we’ll get fresh ocean plastics, straight from the factory.