It’s no secret that the ocean is suffocating with plastic waste. Some scientists predict that by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean. We discovered one company – #tide ocean material – that is collecting ocean-bound plastic waste in Southeast Asia and transforming it into a premium raw material that brands can use for their new sustainable products. On five islands in the Andaman Sea, local fishermen are being trained and paid to gather and sort plastic waste. The material is registered, washed, and shredded in a social enterprise that is being implemented by the Swiss non-profit Jan & Oscar Foundation and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). You can check out their website here.