Over the past year, we have been working on ways to eliminate plastic from our supply chain, prioritising the use of plant-based solutions, regenerative fibres and recycled materials wherever possible. Our Yulex wetsuit collection, EcoPure tail pads, 100% recycled apparel range and upcycling initiatives with Upparel & Into Carry are exciting steps in the right direction, but sometimes using plastic can’t be avoided.
As a brand, our goal is to become part of the solution, not part of the problem. We are proud to say that, as of today, Project Blank is 100% plastic neutral.
Through a partnership with the pioneers at Plastic Bank, we have committed to stopping over 250,000 single-use plastic bottles from entering the ocean by 2024.
Plastic Bank is helping stop ocean plastic by building ethical recycling ecosystems in coastal communities around the world; reprocessing the materials collected for reintroduction into the global manufacturing supply chain. Hero collectors gather plastic waste from their local beaches, riverbanks and even households, exchanging it for a credit that helps support the basic needs of their families, such as groceries, fuel, tuition and healthcare.
Collecting plastic at the source helps prevent waste from ever reaching the ocean and by offering safe, secure, traceable sources of income, Plastic Bank is empowering vulnerable communities with a way out of poverty.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Project Blank. That means cleaner manufacturing, bio-degradable packaging, and tangible partnerships that positively impact the environment & communities we live in. Partnering with Plastic Bank means that every Project Blank product sold over next 2 years will help empower these communities of ocean-lovers all around the world.
We could not be more excited about this next chapter in our journey and cannot wait to share some of the stories of our hero collectors and positive impact reports we hope this partnership will bring.
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