A hoarding solutions specialist with its eyes firmly on the damage plastic waste is doing to the environment has pledged to donate all funds received from the recycling of its products to charity.
Plasloc, a patented, sustainable and freestanding PVCu internal and external cladding system is supporting Just One Ocean, a charity committed to preserving the ocean for future generations. And with around eight million tonnes of plastic is being allowed to get into our oceans every year and having a terrible impact on ocean wildlife and the environment, the Newton Abbot-based company are hoping their pledge will help the fight.
“We have always had a keen interest in the environment and the impact plastics are having on it and we are proud to be supporting Just One Ocean,” explained Plasloc’s Director Leigh Matthews. “Plasloc is a patented hoarding product predominately made from plastic, we only operate on a hire basis to maintain our zero-waste policy and all our products are sent for recycling at the end of their life and extruded back into next-generation Plasloc boards. As we make an income from the plastic that is collected for recycling we are donating all monies made on the recycling of our products.”
David Jones, founder and CEO of Just One Ocean commented: “Plastics have changed our lives for the better in numerous ways. However, at the same time, we have neglected to consider the ‘end of life’ of many products and this is having a devastating effect on the environment. The management of plastic products throughout their life cycle is critical if we are going to resolve the plastic pollution issue. Through the development of their zero-waste and recycling policy, Plasloc are doing what they can to address that problem by working with plastic products in a more sustainable and responsible manner.”
Just One Ocean was founded by David in 2014. Having travelled the world as a diver and an underwater photographer, he saw the devastation that plastic was having on our oceans.
Since then he has worked tirelessly to reduce the impact of plastic pollution in our oceans through science, education and communication.