What is Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP)?
The term Ocean Bound Plastic was first popularized by Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Georgia, Jenna Jembeck in 2015. The jurnal was published through Science about how much plastic waste from the land is eventually carried out into the ocean causing by human activities or natural phenomena. Since then, the term for plastic waste located in coastal areas, better known as Ocean Bound Plastic. Further investigation resulted that Ocean Bound Plastic waste includes plastic particles and solid waste such as plastic bottles, shampoo bottles, oil bottles, and various other daily-use plastics. Ocean Bound Plastic fills the ocean from 5-kilo meters starting the coast into the middle of the sea. This certainly makes marine researchers and academics more concerned about solutions for a more sustainable life.
Why does Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP) happen?
According to Jenna Jembeck, in 2010 there were 8 billion tons of plastic waste carried from land activities within 50 km from the coast to the sea. This is equivalent to 5 plastic bags filled with bottled trash that you will find on every inch of all beaches in the world. "This is an enormous amount of plastic waste." From Jenna Jembeck's research realize that industrial even state-level policy is needed to make significant movements that can help reduce plastic waste in the oceans. Mismanagement of landfill is a major cause of ocean-bound plastic.
Langgeng Jaya Group for Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP)
Recycling organizations have an effective role in reducing Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP). Langgeng Jaya Group is actively involved being the influential one. In line with the main goal of researchers to reduce plastic waste that ends up in the ocean, we are committed to sustainably improving the management power of plastic waste in Indonesia. Langgeng Jaya Group focuses on technological innovations and organized various types of plastic waste into valuable recycle products. Langgeng Jaya Group present high compatible standard procedures as a solution for the virgin plastic industry. With optimistic, we efficiently helped reduce plastic waste as a countermeasure to Ocean Bound Plastic (OBP).
Not limited to the production of rPET and rHDPE, Langgeng Jaya Group simultaneously produces recycled plastic granules products for semi-finished goods to finished products. These products include; Polyester Staple Fiber (PSF), various types of padding, woven bags, planter bags, and shopping bags. Product differentiation strategy certainly inspires other industries to help in choosing more sustainable product raw materials.
Recycling Process at Langgeng Jaya Group