The ocean is being choked by plastic.
Each year 8+ million tons of plastic are added to the 150 million tons already choking our seas and shores. That’s a dump truck full of plastic added to the ocean every minute.
Plastics are broken down by sunlight, wave action, and oxygen into microplastics that are too small to be effectively captured and removed.
Microplastics are found in everything from plant life to seafood, working their way up the food chain to us.
Microplastics also block UV light from reaching phytoplankton - cutting off the ocean’s oxygen and nutrients.
SeaChange removes ocean plastics from the waste stream. Permanently.
Our goal is to prevent plastics and other trash from ever getting into the ocean, and to eliminate what’s there before it becomes microplastics.
The plasma arc technology on our ships breaks down the molecular hydrocarbon structure of plastics at 900°c (1652°F) in an oxygenless environment. All emissions register below current California EPA standards, with ZERO dioxins and furans released into the atmosphere.
The end result is a glass-like material that’s completely inert, non-toxic, and safe for marine life and people.