Manufacturer ScanCom has launched DuraOcean, the first commercially available outdoor furniture made from ocean plastic.
DuraOcean will be part of brand LifestyleGarden and has been set up to help reduce the amount of plastics that pollute the marine environment.
The DuraOcean chair, pictured above, is made from recycled fishing nets, ropes and plastic recovered from the Ocean Recovery Project.
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According to ScanCom, no other supplier has brought to market such a viable ‘ocean plastic’ product or made it so easy for eco-conscious consumers to bring such products into their homes and gardens.
Lifestyle Garden sales director Paul Cohen said: “The DuraOcean chair has been created to
tackle a global issue – ocean plastic. As company that is led by our motto ‘Doing Business the Right
Way’, we feel we have a responsibility in ensuring our impact upon the world is as positive as it can
be. Joining in the fight to eradicate plastic from our oceans – an issue that has been declared a
worldwide crisis – feels like a natural and obvious choice. We hope that by bringing the DuraOcean
to consumers, that we can play our part in raising awareness of this issue, whilst also helping people to look at the impact they have upon the world.”
He added that all DuraOcean chairs can be fully recycled at the end of their lifecycle, helping to reduce waste and its impact on the environment.
DuraOcean is just the beginning of LifestyleGarden’s long-term pledge to ensure that all future innovative plastic models will be designed using only recycled material by 2020, and all injected plastic chairs will be based on recycled plastic raw material.
ScanCom is currently working in partnership with the Eden Project to bring to market sustainable garden furniture designs. The DuraOcean chair will feature at a number of exhibits at the Eden Project throughout 2019.