Sport is the world´s first upholstery textile crafted from 100% ocean bound polyester. Hence, the yarn used to produce the textile derives entirely from post-consumer plastic, collected no further than 10 km away from coastlines in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Every year, 31.9 million metric tons of plastic waste is generated within coastal regions. Often, such regions do not have the adequate waste management infrastructure needed to collect and recycle post-consumer plastic. As a consequence, it is very likely that the waste risks end in the ocean.
The term ocean bound plastic refers to plastic waste collected and processed before it reaches the ocean's shoreline. It is estimated that ocean bound plastic would generate 80% of marine plastic waste. Collecting it around coastlines is a sustainable solution to prevent plastic from reaching and polluting the ocean where retrieval is unlikely.