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Together for a Clean Ocean

Together for a Clean Ocean

Plastic is already responsible for 80% of the pollution in the ocean. Once plastic reaches nature, it is easily washed away by wind, rivers, human activity and more until it reaches beaches and eventually the ocean. SEAQUAL INITIATIVE’s solution is based on the transformation of marine waste into SEAQUAL® YARN, a high-quality recycled polyester with a wide variety of uses.

Plastic is already responsible for 80% of the pollution in the ocean. Once plastic reaches nature, it is easily washed away by wind, rivers, human activity and more until it reaches beaches and eventually the ocean. SEAQUAL INITIATIVE’s solution is based on the transformation of marine waste into SEAQUAL® YARN, a high-quality recycled polyester with a wide variety of uses.

SEAQUAL® YARN Production

Marine debris is separated from waste into plastics and non-plastics. The non-plastic waste is recycled while the plastics are sorted into different polymers. The polymer types are transported to processing plants and factories. In the next phase, the PET bottles are crushed into "flakes" and thoroughly washed to remove all impurities. 

The washed "flakes" are sent to an approved chip manufacturer who mixes them with land PET flakes. The mixture is heated and forced through an extruder to form "filaments". The threads are cut into chips and finally sent to a licensed yarn manufacturer who uses them to make textile yarn.

In collaboration with BÄR, SEAQUAL® YARN is used and further processed into shoe "PITO" , which consists of 100% recycled materials: 90% PET bottles, 10% SEAQUAL® MARINE plastic.

SEAQUAL® YARN Production

Marine debris is separated from waste into plastics and non-plastics. The non-plastic waste is recycled while the plastics are sorted into different polymers. The polymer types are transported to processing plants and factories. In the next phase, the PET bottles are crushed into "flakes" and thoroughly washed to remove all impurities. The washed "flakes" are sent to an approved chip manufacturer who mixes them with land PET flakes. The mixture is heated and forced through an extruder to form "filaments". The threads are cut into chips and finally sent to a licensed yarn manufacturer who uses them to make textile yarn.

In collaboration with BÄR, SEAQUAL® YARN is used and further processed into shoe "PITO" , which consists of 100% recycled materials: 90% PET bottles, 10% SEAQUAL® MARINE plastic.

SEAQUAL® YARN Production

Marine debris is separated from waste into plastics and non-plastics. The non-plastic waste is recycled while the plastics are sorted into different polymers. The polymer types are transported to processing plants and factories. 

 In the next phase, the PET bottles are crushed into "flakes" and thoroughly washed to remove all impurities. The washed "flakes" are sent to an approved chip manufacturer who mixes them with land PET flakes. The mixture is heated and forced through an extruder to form "filaments". The threads are cut into chips and finally sent to a licensed yarn manufacturer who uses them to make textile yarn.

In collaboration with BÄR, SEAQUAL® YARN is used and further processed into shoe "PITO" , which consists of 100% recycled materials: 90% PET bottles, 10% SEAQUAL® MARINE plastic.

100% Recycled Upper Material

100% Recycled Upper Material

  • 100% toefreedom - plenty of room even for wide feet
  • Seamless in the forefoot area - nothing pinches
  • Sustainable & vegan
  • SEAQUAL® YARN
  • The knitted fabric is made from 100% recycled material

 

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  • 100% toefreedom - plenty of room even for wide feet
  • Seamless in the forefoot area - nothing pinches
  • Sustainable & vegan
  • SEAQUAL® YARN
  • The knitted fabric is made from 100% recycled material

 

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NATURKREPP-SOLE

NATURKREPP-SOLE

Most marine litter in the world is made of plastics


Unfortunately, a large part of marine food is made of plastic. Plastic breaks down into several parts and can be divided into nanoplastics and microplastics. Nanoplastic is the smallest part that sinks deep into the ocean and lands on the plankton. Microplastic is the larger part, which spreads over the water like a soup and is consequently also eaten by marine animals.

The VOX MARIS project, developed by the BioDesign Foundation, is the latest technology to recycle global tonnes of plastic that end up in the ocean. The BioDesign Foundation is a non-profit organisation and always proclaims a message of hope and positivity. BÄR is pleased to be able to support the project financially and to work with VOX MARIS as a cooperation partner. In this way, BÄR is making a significant contribution to the revitalisation of the oceans.

Recovering the lost plastic


100 kg of plastic is caught by fishing boats every day. To encourage recovery, fishermen are paid for the plastic they catch. The boats bring their plastic catch back to the HARBOUR COLLECTION CENTERS at the harbour. In Italy, a partner has been found to make the dream of cleaning up the oceans a reality. With a research team that has been working for more than 10 years on the development of a prototype for a thermocompacting system, it is possible to start this recovery of the lost plastic.