PLASTIC RECOVERY

Waterkeeper® Alliance’s Ocean Plastic Recovery Initiative mobilizes a vast network of Waterkeeper® Organizations and Affiliates around the globe to establish recycling infrastructure and plastic recovery efforts to stop plastic pollution from entering our oceans. This network operates recycling facilities where recovered plastic is consolidated, sorted, and baled. BIONIC acquires the processed plastics in exchange for a donation calculated at the baled commodities' fair market value that will provide much-needed support of the Waterkeeper Organization or Affiliate's ongoing work to protect and preserve their watershed. 

 

The Ocean Plastic Recovery Initiative’s innovative and holistic supply chain unites a local Waterkeeper Organization or Affiliate’s innate knowledge of their waterway and strong relationships with local governments and NGOs with BIONIC’s advanced knowledge of recycling technology and operations.

BIONIC and Waterkeeper Alliance work tirelessly toward a goal of clean water and strong communities by:

  • setting up plastic recovery infrastructure in coastal communities;
  • investing in local environmental education; and 
  • facilitating a sustainable funding vehicle for local Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates to expand capacity to protect their waterway.

With the increasing consumption of single use packaging, the quantities of plastic entering the ocean have risen astronomically over the past 30 years. Without the significant development of high-volume recovery and recycling infrastructure, particularly in coastal communities, "there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2048.”

Waterkeeper® Alliance’s Ocean Plastic Recovery Initiative mobilizes a vast network of Waterkeeper® Organizations and Affiliates around the globe to establish recycling infrastructure and plastic recovery efforts to stop plastic pollution from entering our oceans. This network operates recycling facilities where recovered plastic is consolidated, sorted, and baled. BIONIC acquires the processed plastics in exchange for a donation calculated at the baled commodities' fair market value that will provide much-needed support of the Waterkeeper Organization or Affiliate's ongoing work to protect and preserve their watershed. 

 

The Ocean Plastic Recovery Initiative’s innovative and holistic supply chain unites a local Waterkeeper Organization or Affiliate’s innate knowledge of their waterway and strong relationships with local governments and NGOs with BIONIC’s advanced knowledge of recycling technology and operations.

BIONIC and Waterkeeper Alliance work tirelessly toward a goal of clean water and strong communities by:

  • setting up plastic recovery infrastructure in coastal communities;
  • investing in local environmental education; and
  • facilitating a sustainable funding vehicle for local Waterkeeper Organizations and Affiliates to expand capacity to protect their waterway.

With the increasing consumption of single use packaging, the quantities of plastic entering the ocean have risen astronomically over the past 30 years. Without the significant development of high-volume recovery and recycling infrastructure, particularly in coastal communities, "there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2048.”​