Companies Go to New Depths for Ocean Plastic in Recycling Push (WSJ)

Multinationals like Coca-Cola, Adidas and HP reuse trash fished from seas or collected on coastlines. Since 2017, Dell has recycled 27 metric tons of ocean-bound plastic collected within 50 kilometers (31 miles) of coastlines or waterways in the developing world. The company reuses the material for packaging and is expanding the initiative. HP Inc. says it sourced 450 metric tons of trash at risk of reaching the sea in Haiti, equivalent to 35 million plastic bottles, to make ink cartridges and parts of laptops and monitors. The tech companies, together with General Motors Co. , Interface and others, have partnered under the two-year-old NextWave Plastics consortium to commercialize supply chains that prevent plastic getting to oceans.

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