Bantam Material’s OceanCycle product line:

Certified Prevented Ocean Plastic

Production ready quality and volumes.

In partnership with

Providing the market’s leading Ocean Plastics Certification.
Substantive, with real traceability.

OceanCycle is a certification provider going beyond factory production, directly to bottle aggregation sites in at-risk ocean environments to document the complete chain of custody.

Bantam’s ‘Certified Prevented Ocean Plastic’ product line (RPET flake and pellet) will offer brand owners and customers the ability to clearly track the materials in their products back to specific coastal communities in at risk areas, such as:

South East Asia

One of the world’s most at risk areas for Ocean Plastic.

South America and the Galapagos Islands

Only 20 tonnes available monthly from the Galapagos Islands.

Mediterranean

Close to home for Europeans.

Central America & Caribbean

Major area for sea turtle breeding that is severely harmed by ocean plastic.

80-90% of plastic that ends up in the ocean originates from developing countries

*Source: World Economic Forum 2019.

Source supply from regions where the Ocean Plastics problem really originates.

How do experts define Prevented Ocean Plastic?

  • It is found within 50km (30mi) distance of an ocean coastline or major waterway that feeds into the ocean.
  • The country or region lacks waste management infrastructure and collection incentives.
  • The infrastructure is being overwhelmed by population growth or tourism.
  • There is a significant risk to wildlife if plastic contaminates their ecosystem.

*Jambeck, J.R., Andrady, A., Geyer, R., Narayan, R., Perryman, M., Siegler, T., Wilcox, C., Lavender Law, K., (2015).
Plastic Waste inputs from land into the ocean, Science, 347, p. 768-771.

Documented Chain Of Custody

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Bantam and OceanCycle provide full end-to-end traceability of the entire collection and recycling process for Prevented Ocean Plastic, from origin beaches to the final production-ready material (flake or pellet).

Step 1
Purchasing Notes

Step 2
Delivery Notes

Step 3
Scale Trucks

Step 4
Delivery Notes

Step 5
Dedicated controllers

For more traceability info please for our full standards, definitions and methodology.

Example maps showing verified distance between shoreline and aggregation site: