KOMPAN Greenline: Leading Sustainability
Creating Value with Ocean Waste
FACT: Dumped fishing nets are the biggest plastic polluter in the ocean. More than 640, 000 tonnes of fishing gear are dumped and discarded into the ocean every year, the same weight as 55,000 double-decker busses. By 2050, ocean plastic is estimated to outweigh all the ocean’s fish. The fishing gear is referred to as “ghost gear” and takes up 10% of the total ocean plastic pollution.
With new recycling methods for ocean plastics emerging, Kompan saw an opportunity to make amazing playground products out of plastic waste. Kids, do you understand that you’re playing on the future of manufacturing technology!?