Frequently asked questions

What is ReSea Project?

We are an ocean plastic cleanup company with the mission of cleaning our oceans by removing plastic, recycling it, and raising awareness of proper waste disposal.

We collect plastic on behalf of companies and organizations that support our mission. For every 8 euro spend we remove 1 kg of plastic from the ocean on your behalf. With more companies and organizations playing a part in our cleanup efforts, we have the strength to scale up our efforts to put an end to plastic pollution.

How does ReSea Project's cleanup solution work?

Our cleanup solution is circular, meaning that it goes beyond the plastic we collect from the ocean. We make sure that what can be recycled will be recycled, and that we raise awareness about how plastic waste should be handled. As we engage local communities in cleaning the ocean, we provide them with the benefit of improved living conditions.We believe that plastic materials and products should be kept in a closed loop and be recycled to utilize the longevity of plastic as much as possible, and to discard as little as possible. With the circular economy approach in our business model, we clean up the oceans by removing plastic, recycling as much as possible, and reducing the production of new plastic.

You can learn about the work we do here.

How can ReSea Project prove it's impact and the work it does?

The processes involved in our cleanup efforts are verified by a third party. This serves as the guarantee needed for companies to support our mission. You can find more information on our Verification page.

Is ReSea Project a charity?

We are a for-profit company and do not accept donations at this time.

Where will ReSea Project expand to next?

As more companies and organizations take part in our cleanup efforts, we will expand our efforts in Indonesia with more cleanup locations. Over time, our aim is to roll out our cleanup solution to new geographic locations around the world with similar plastic pollution problems. Sign up to our newsletter and get notified on the work we do, or follow us on Social Media @reseaproject.

What types of plastic does ReSea Project collect?

There are many different types of plastic found in the ocean, but our cleanup team most commonly collects the following:

PET (Drinks bottles, food jars, clothing, some shampoo bottles)

HDPE (Milk jugs, plant pots, toys, some plastic bags)

LDPE (Single-use shopping bags, flexible bottles, bubble wrap, packaging films)

PP (Bottle caps, drinking straws, diapers)

PVC (Credit cards, pipes, synthetic leather)

PS (Plastic foam cups and containers, meat trays, yoghurt containers)

OTHER types (Nylon fabrics, baby bottles, car parts)

Where does ReSea Project operate?

For the time being, our cleanup operations are in the Java Sea in Indonesia. Our aim is to expand to new collecting points as more companies join us.

As more companies and organizations take part in our cleanup efforts, we will expand our efforts in Indonesia with more cleanup locations. Over time, our aim is to roll out our cleanup solution to new geographic locations around the world with similar plastic pollution problems.

What happens to the plastic waste ReSea Project collects?

The plastic waste collected is sorted and cleaned before being redistributed through a plastic sorting facility. Our recycling partners are using primarily the plastic types PP, HDPE, and PET which can be recycled for packaging. The rest of the plastic that is not too degenerated is used by other companies who recycle plastic for other purposes. The final part which is too degenerated and in poor quality is being handled by local authorities. We aim to distribute all the plastic we collect for recycling but for now, a small amount cannot be recycled. However, we believe it is better to collect all that we can instead of leaving the non-recyclable plastic in the ocean harming wildlife and the health of the local communities. The government in Indonesia has committed to increase its efforts on marine debris by building waste-to-energy plants operational by 2022.

Can I support ReSea Project as a private person?

For the time being, we only offer our services to companies. We are working on a way to also allow private individuals to take part in our plastic cleanup.

Until then, you can help spread the word about our cause. Sign up for our newsletter and follow @reseaproject on social media.

Is the plastic waste from the ocean in good enough shape to be recycled?

It depends on the facilities and technologies of the recycling company, and what kind of recycled material they produce. Most recycling companies prefer PET and PE types as they are the most commonly recycled (they are also the plastic types seen most often in the environment). Some companies are able to recycle more difficult types such as plastic foam, which is commonly used for packaging in Asia in particular.

How is ReSea Project financing the cleanup?

Our cleanup efforts are solely dependent on the plastic we collect on behalf of companies.

How can my company or organization be part of ReSea Project?

You can commit and make an impact by us removing an amount of plastic from the ocean on your behalf. 8 euro removes 1 kg of plastic from the ocean. You can get started here. If you are in doubt, please reach out to us for further information. We are happy to arrange a meeting with you to hear more about your interest and tell you more about the work we do, and how you can use your commitment strategically to build a strong environmental company profile.

How does ReSea Project ensure the right conditions for the people collecting plastic?

We are proud of our community-driven solution, as we improve living conditions for the people who are part of our cleanup efforts, and their families.

All of our plastic collectors have to follow our Code of Conduct, which is a set of ethical rules for the cooperation between ReSea Project and our partners. This serves as our objective of acting responsibly and ensures good conditions for the people involved in our operations.

You can find our Code of Conduct here.

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