The Ocean Cleanup is an inspiring non-profit organisation based right here in the The Netherlands. They work to develop innovative and advanced technologies which combat the overwhelming levels of plastics within our oceans. With a team consists of more than 80 engineers, researchers, scientists and computational modellers who work daily to tackle this universal issue.
As you may or may not already know, plastic ocean pollution is one of the biggest most impactful environmental issues facing us today. Not only does it harm over 600 marine species, it constantly leaches toxic pollutants into our food chains. This is why both CEO & Founder Theresa and I are working to practise and perfect zero-waste lifestyles which you can read more about right here.
“For society to progress, we should not only move forward but also clean up after ourselves.” - Ocean Cleanup CEO & Founder, Boyan Slat
This hit us hard, and here at OSIER we 100% agree. We are passionate about promoting and practising a transparent, sustainable and proactive example. We’ve decided to demonstrate this by reinvesting a portion our profits back into clean-up communities such as these, beginning locally in The Netherlands and expanding as we grow!
Our next move? As Black Friday rapidly approaches, instead of following the crowd, we are going to do things slightly different. For all the sales we make during this time, we are donating 10% to The Ocean Cleanup, funding their current Great Pacific Garbage Patch program. We want to make it easier for people like you to get involved and help make a difference. As a supporter of our message we also want to share everything! So keep an eye out for our Ocean Cleanup news and updates as there are exciting things to come.
If you want to learn a little more about The Ocean Cleanup click this link to read about their latest technologies, programs, or even donate yourself!