Why you Should Opt for OP
There’s no doubt that our oceans are facing serious pollution issues, including plastic pollution that causes threat to marine life, human health, food safety and climate change. Therefore, it is crucial to carry out initiatives to prevent and reduce ocean plastic pollution. At KIAN, we are committed to incorporating sustainable steps in the production of our products.
Read on more to find out why you should join us and Opt for OP!
What is Ocean Plastic (OP)?
Ocean Plastic (OP) is a generic term that describes all plastic waste that has ended up in the ocean. It is also commonly used to describe plastic waste that is found within 20km of the shoreline (ocean-bound) as these plastics are more than likely to end up in the ocean.
Why Should You Choose OP?
By opting for OP, you are preventing plastic waste from ending up in the ocean, reducing marine plastic pollution and safeguarding sea life.
Choosing products made from OP is a more environmental-friendly option compared to virgin plastic (VP), which are derived from fossil fuels such as crude oil and natural gas as cheaper alternatives to plastic made from plants.
Generally, OP can be recycled up to seven times before the structural integrity becomes too fragile, which is great for ensuring sustainability.
Producers of plastic products are moving towards making their products and practices more practical and sustainable. If you’re interested in purchasing these products, you can look out for labels that say ‘Made from OP’ or ‘Made from Ocean Plastic’.
KIAN’s OP products
Our Louvre and 120 Chair are proudly made from 100% OP from Plashaus.
How do we Source OP?
Our OP is collected from areas within 20km of the shoreline by waste collectors before passing it on to Plashaus to recycle.
How Strong is OP?
Through our breakthrough technology, we are able to customize OP into various products into for numerous applications, as demonstrated by the Louvre and 120 Chair made from 100% OP. It is exactly as strong or weak as the applications needs it to be.
Our Ethical Promise
Heng Hiap Industries (HHI) and its Ocean Plastic brand, Plashaus adhere strictly to the labour, health and safety, universal rights, business ethics and environmental protection standards outlined by the SMETA Best Practice Guide (version 6.1, May 2019), of which standards meet, and in many cases, exceed the Malaysian regulatory requirements.
Support the cause and Opt for OP now for a more sustainable future!