But did you know that during the holiday season (from Christmas to New Years Eve) we create approx. 25% more extra waste than in any other week of the year? The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of plastic waste - of which we know 8-10% (statistically) end up in the oceans…
Plastic waste does not take holiday from littering into the oceans. Luckily, we don’t take holiday collecting it as well! While we all enjoy the Christmas break with our families, our OWP-fishermen in Jakarta will collect around 30 ton of plastic waste. Plastic waste that we will convert into new raw material to make your packaging.
December and January are some of our busiest month collecting plastic, as there are produced so much more plastic waste than normal. On a typical day during the holiday season we collect more than double of what we use to.
Hasan El Anami; OWP-fisherman in Jakarta