What is the recycled content of the ZENWTR® bottle?
What is Ocean-Bound Plastic?
Ocean-Bound Plastic, sometimes referred to as “Prevented Ocean Plastic”, is defined as plastic found near ocean coastlines or major waterways that feeds into the ocean, in a country or region which lacks infrastructure or waste management.
We believe the most effective way to tackle marine plastic is to prevent it from reaching the ocean in the first place. By sourcing plastic bottles for recycling that are Ocean-Bound, we are preventing them from making it to the ocean where the likelihood of recovering them is very slim.
While we would also like to use plastic retrieved from the ocean for our bottles, unfortunately, exposure to the sun and salt degrades plastic making it ineligible to be recycled anew into food-grade plastic. Ocean-recovered plastic is, however, able to be recycled into a variety of useful reborn materials like fibers for clothing, shoes & accessories, various home goods and furnishings and even skateboards among other things. Check out some of the amazing brands we love here!
How is ZenWTR's bottle different from other plastic bottles??
Is the bottle 100% recyclable, including closure, label and bottle?
What is PCR?
Who certifies the source of plastic that is recycled to make ZenWTR bottles?
Independent third party verification is provided by OceanCycle. They confirm the source of the plastic that is recycled into all ZenWTR bottles and the standards under which it was sourced.
OceanCycle is an industry leading certifying entity for ocean-bound plastic materials which:
- gives manufacturers like zenWTR confidence in the material they are using
- gives consumers confidence they are actually buying a product made from ocean-bound plastic
- provides end-to-end traceability from local material collection through the manufacturing process
- Ensures that proper chain of custody (CoC) exists and ethical standards (including adherence to strict labor and environmental standards) are followed in the collection of ocean plastics, hence, creating models that can be replicated and scaled.