Ocean Bound Plastic
‘Yes to Yeosu’ is a campaign that builds sea resource circulation system, implemented by PLEATSMAMA, Hyosung TNC, and Yeosu Gwangyang Port Authority. Throughout the campaign, we collect marine plastic wastes that are generated as ships depart from port.
Clean Bound Plastic commercializes "regen®ocean" yarn made by recycling "OBP (Ocean Bound Plastic)" with Yeosu, a familiar and well-known port city. (*Ocean Bound Plastic) is all microplastics, mezzo plastic, and macroplastics located 50km off the coast of a community or region with no or very inefficient waste management. Landfills or managed plastic waste are not considered OBP, but are considered OBP for uncontrolled informal plastic waste within 50 km of the coast.)
‘Yes to Yeosu’ utilizes regen®ocean of Hyosung TNC, yarn from the recycle OBP(Ocean Bound Plastic)* of the port city Yeosu. *OBP(Ocean Bound Plastic): plastic of all sizes located 50km off the coast of a community or region with zero or inefficient waste management (including size of micro, mezzo, macro, etc). Landfills or managed plastics are not considered OBP, but are considered OBP for uncontrolled plastic waste within 50km of the coast.
Collection bags are provided in advance of sailing to separate PET bottles correctly. PET bottles in the bags from returned ships turn into regen® ocean, followed by an item production. Our goal throughout the process is to reduce plastic flows into the coast, raise awareness of the ocean workers, and ameliorate overall marine ecosystem.
‘Yes to Yeosu’ is the extended version of our Love Edition, the regional circulation project, to the Yeosu Sea. As Love Edition did, PLEATSMAMA hopes our OCEAN Edition impacts people and corporation around the coast, bringing positive changes –even dare to say, ultimately the establishment of sea waste collection system.