Together with social enterprises we are collecting ocean-bound plastic in Southeast Asia, coordinated by our #tide subsidiary in Ranong, Thailand. On five islands in the Andaman Sea, local fishermen are being trained and paid to gather and sort plastic waste. The material is registered, washed and shredded in a social enterprise which is being implemented by the Swiss non-profit Jan & Oscar Foundation and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
We organize beach clean-ups, pay fair wages and comply with high ethical standards. A significant part of #tide’s revenue benefits these coastal regions where the social and ecological impact is of utmost importance. Hence, #tide is not only a material supplier of 100% upcycled ocean-bound plastic, but also a strong, credible label for social and environmental sustainability and transparency.