Firm diverts 20,000 tonnes of plastic from entering waterways


BANTAM Materials, the supplier of Prevented Ocean Plastic, has announced that it has successfully diverted 20,000 tonnes of plastic from polluting the world’s oceans and waterways.

The firm’s plastic packaging solution recovers plastic waste before it enters the ocean, allowing for it to be turned into a certified recycled plastic – now being used by the likes of Sainsbury’s and Aldi.

In addition to meeting all regulatory health and safety standards, each batch of the produced plastic is traceable back to source and means it can be reliably verified as meeting the recognised criteria for being ‘ocean-bound’.

Raffi Schieir, director of Bantam Materials, said, We are very proud of reaching the 20,000-tonne milestone and want to use this moment to thank all our customers but in particular Group Guillin who were our first partner. They recognised the importance of ocean-bound plastic as a reliable source of recycled PET and led the creation of what are now award-winning initiatives with international brands.

“Sadly, the plastic waste shows no signs of slowly down and we need to rapidly accelerate recognition and use of ocean-bound plastic as part of the solution. It is a key element of creating a circular economy for plastic while also protecting our oceans and marine life from devasting pollution.

“We’ve reached this 20,000-tonne milestone in a little over a year’s time. Now we have the systems and foundations in place we endeavour to grow the programme so we can deliver this, and more, every year.”