Did you know that around 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year*? Not nice to think about, is it? We only really see empty bottles and plastic bags bobbing around on the surface, but the ocean floor is a huge mess too. Plastic is destroying our oceans.
We work closely with suppliers who support SEAQUAL INITIATIVE; a community made up of individuals, companies and organisations who clean up beaches, the ocean floor and surface, rivers and estuaries. They are making waves (pardon the pun) in the fight against plastic pollution.
The people behind the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE don’t search for materials to recycle, they recycle materials they find. Sound confusing? Let’s break it down a bit…
It’s an ugly sight; a beach covered with mixed waste. Marine litter made up of plastic, glass, metal, the works. Rather than just sifting out plastic rubbish from the mounds of junk on the beach, the good folk at the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE deal with any materials they stumble upon. Glass and metals are properly recycled and, if there are any non-recyclable items, they are responsibly disposed of. We are then left with the plastic.
Marine plastic is difficult to recycle so, rather than dispose of it, the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE repurpose it. They clean the plastic before transforming it into Upcycled Marine Plastic, a new, raw material. The SEAQUAL INITIATIVE have transformed more than 200 tonnes of marine litter into Upcycled Marine Plastic to be used to produce new, sustainable products. New, sustainable products that we can bring to you.
Here are our top three SEAQUAL INITIATIVE items we can customise to suit your brand:
Digitally Printed Cushions
It’s summer, which means it’s beer garden time! Spruce up your outdoor seating area with some customised, branded, digitally printed cushions. Comfort for your customers, and peace of mind knowing that you are doing your part in saving the planet.
Eco Hammam Towels
Hammam towels, or Turkish bath towels are robust, lightweight, and versatile. They aren’t just for the bathroom; they can double up as an elegant scarf or sarong, or you can use one like we do, as a sophisticated picnic blanket. There aren’t any limitations when it comes to design and we can customise your SEAQUAL INITIATIVE Hammam towels in two colours or, alternatively, with horizontal stripes.
Tote bags are a great, practical, reusable alternative to single use bags; perfect for giveaways at events! We can add your logo, tagline, slogan or design to a SEAQUAL INITIATIVE bag for you to give to your customers. Every time they use the bag, they do your advertising for you. That’s a win-win situation.
If you’d like to hear more about the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE, or would like to discuss even more sustainable promotional items, contact us today and we can have a chat.
For those who have read our blog about Project Terravita, our in-house environmental initiative, you’ll know that we at Beaumont PPS are huge advocates when it comes to the environment and sustainability. We want to be part of the solution. Not read it yet? Catch up here.