Iranpolymer/Baspar Chase Plastics is partnering with ancillary equipment manufacturer Summit Systems and Ocean Integrity to recycle ocean-recovered Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE).
Ocean Integrity is a global enterprise working on recovering ocean plastics.
Once recycled, the resultant rPE will be available to purchase directly from Chase Plastics or via Summit Systems who will also distribute the product.
For three years Ocean Integrity has worked with Summit Systems to develop a feasible process for the recovery of ocean plastics.
Plastics are collected from the oceans using Ocean Integrity’s patented MPEDs – Micro Plastic Elimination Devices – that can retrieve microplastics down to 65 microns.
David Harris, chairman of Chase Plastics said: “Aside from the environmental benefits, we are supporting a scheme that benefits indigenous communities through deploying traditional fishing skills to help stimulate local economies.”
Captain Kieran Kelly, Managing Director of Ocean Integrity, added: “We are delighted to have secured the support and recycling expertise of Chase Plastics. Our plastic recovery operation is going from strength to strength, not only in removing thousands of tonnes from the oceans, but importantly in the associated reduction of the global carbon footprint and the preservation of plankton and other marine life.”