“We have to reduce plastic from entering the ocean. Once it’s in the ocean, pretty much the game is over.” – Jan Pachner, Secretary-General of One Ocean Foundation
OBP refers to abandoned plastic waste at risk of ending up in the ocean. Every year, around 10 million tonnes of plastic waste enters our oceans including plastic bags, bottles and single-use packaging.
Taking over 100 years to fully decompose, marine plastics may float, sink or break down into microplastics. The latter is often mistaken as food by marine animals, causing injuries and deaths. We, too, are not immune to unknowingly eating microplastics as we indulge in seafood cuisine.
In the manufacturing process, plastic litter is collected and converted into plastic pellets, which are then melted and shaped into plastic chairs by molding machines. Our collection of ocean-friendly chairs is made up of 40% of these recycled pellets, and they are of high durability with some being stackable to cater to F&B businesses.
A polyester with a purpose – the Camira Oceanic fabric is 100% made from post-consumer recycled plastic
Taking recycled plastic from both land and sea, each metre of Oceanic contains the equivalent of 26 plastic bottles, with 50% of it made from SEAQUAL® yarn. Choose to customise your upholstered furniture with the eco-friendly Oceanic fabric, knowing that you’ve played a part in helping to combat marine plastic pollution.
From waste to weave, the Oceanic fabric is a highly durable textile with an abrasion resistance tested to ≥100,000 Martindale cycles. Certified to the EU Ecolabel, this multi-tonal fabric details an intricate twill weave to create a subtle pattern to elevate any contemporary furniture.
Environmental Impacts of OBP
Loss of Marine Biodiversity