The Problem 

COMMON PLASTICS FOUND IN MARINE LITTER

92% of plastics entering the oceans are macroplastics.
Left alone, these plastics will break down into microplastics which enter the very beginning of the food chain, permeating through all species, including ourselves, with consequences which today we are only beginning to understand.

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PLASTIC STAYS IN OUR OCEANS FOR CENTURIES

500 billion single-use plastic bags are used by shoppers worldwide every year.

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TODAY 4.6 BILLION TONS OF PLASTIC IS EITHER IN LANDFILL OR OUR ENVIRONMENT

Production of plastics is growing exponentially. This year another 400 million tons of virgin plastic will be produced. Only 9% of all plastics ever produced have been upcycled.

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UPCYCLED MARINE PLASTIC

DBG works with SEAQUAL INITIATIVE, together with the waste management and recycling industries to transform marine litter into Upcycled Marine Plastic so that leading brands and manufacturers can create inspiring sustainable products.

PLASTIC KILLS MILLIONS OF MARINE ANIMALS EVERY YEAR

Marine debris is harming more than 800 species. 40% of marine mammals and 44% of seabird species are affected by marine debris ingestion. Marine pollution also causes biodiversity loss and hampers ecosystem functions and services.

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