Singapore-based Greencore Resources Ltd., which produces recycled-content resins under the SEArcular brand, has announced what it calls a strategic partnership with Indonesia-based PT Tridi Oasis Group.
In a February LinkedIn post, Greencore CEO Max Craipeau says certifications attained by both Greencore and Tridi Oasis have been designed “to prevent every day 1 million plastic bottles from entering our ocean while empowering and supporting local communities.”
The Greencore recycling facility in Indonesia was the first to attain Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) certification, developed by France-based Zero Plastic Oceans, having done so last year.
Now, Greencore says the attainment of OBP certification by Tridi Oasis will allow it to distribute Tridi Oasis-made ocean-bound certified polyethylene terephthalate (PET) PET flakes through its global trading network.
Craipeau tells Recycling Today that Greencore was able to share information with Tridi Oasis based on its experience as the first to receive OBP certification for a facility in Indonesia.
He says Greencore intends to “expand its foothold across the ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] region by creating an ecosystem of numerous OBP-certified partners under our umbrella.”
“We are thrilled to support collaborations between certified companies to reduce marine plastic pollution and act for a sustainable future,” states Zero Plastic Ocean regarding the announcement.