"An ocean plastic prevention company with a mission: Rid the wild of plastic via beach clean-ups, upcycle recovered plastic into permanent items, and get to the root of the issue by providing alternatives to fossil fuel-based single-use plastics."
Plastic's in a lot of places it shouldn't be. With over 14 Billion pounds of garbage entering the oceans each year and 90% of that being plastic
it's never been a better time to turn our attention to the effects that these petrochemical-based polymers are having on our marine environment.
So we create awareness by organizing beach clean-ups to rid the wild of plastic to make a difference at the ground level, literally. If you're local, you'll even see our team walking the beach in-between events cleaning up our shores.
Plastic recovered and intercepted from the wild supplies us with the raw material we need to turn a single-use polluting object into a more valuable, household item. We call it upcycling.
Everything here is very unique and handmade from 100% locally-recovered plastic with our custom shredder, injection and extrusion machines.
First, we clean and categorize the plastic by type and color, then shred it to bits, and either extrude it or inject it into a mold. The final result product possibilities are endless.
Through this process the plastic now has an end-of-life point and should never see a landfill or an ocean.
We believe single-use plastic should be a thing of the past. This is why at our Marketplace we carry a range of reusable single-use plastic alternatives to the most popular used and discarded items we see in the wild. The impact we'd have towards plastic pollution by switching to reusable products would be outstanding.
However, we understand that sometimes disposable items are needed, but fossil fuel-based single-use plastics are not the answer; they're the problem. So we also provide plenty of compostable plant-based products to ensure that the demand for conventional single-use plastic is kept at a minimum.
Every purchase saves the earth from one less plastic item produced, one less plastic item at our landfills, and one less plastic item in our oceans. #oneless
We feel there's a thin line between donating and shopping at our Marketplace. When you check out, think of it as donating while receiving a thank you gift that helps our planet.
We also understand the typical consumer is not totally at fault for the issues we are seeing today from plastic pollution. Restaurant-based take out order waste is a prime source of the 500 Million pounds of plastic currently floating around in our oceans. In addition, recent studies show companies in the food industry are wasting $11.4 Billion per year from poor food packaging practices.
This is extremely unsustainable and inefficient, so we started the TideTurners™ program to assist businesses in the food industry and private events, such as weddings and parties, become more eco-friendly and sustainable by supplying them with innovative compostable products through reputable environmentally conscious brands.
This way we get to the root of this issue and take power away from a polluting industry.
We really hope the value and scope of Wild Plastic is clear, as it's very much an uphill battle against the plastic pollution crisis we're in.
However, we believe if we work together it is surpassable. This is why we are a proud member of 1% FOR THE PLANET. We donate a portion of our sales to select foundations with our same goals, so we can all grow to make a difference.
Wild Plastic is merely a vehicle to solve a worldwide issue so we also accept donations directly. Our goal is to end plastic pollution, not shareholder profit so 100% of these donations go towards the growth and efficiency of Wild Plastic to create more of an influence in the years to come.
We always have a new goal to improve our impact so check out what we're working towards next!