Why use new plastic when there is already so much old plastic floating unused in our oceans? Austrian climbing company 8BPLUS asked itself these questions and put their heads together with the Swiss changemakers from Tide Ocean Material. The result? A unique bouldering brush made from 100 percent ocean plastic and bristles made from durable boar hair.
Collecting plastic trash in the Gulf of Thailand and Philippine Sea was the starting point for the Tide and 8BPLUS idea. The continuous removal of garbage from the oceans has the charm of protecting our marine fauna and preserving ecosystems. At the same time, the project supports local communities on the ground that collect and recycle the trash. This leads to much cleaner beaches, sustainable jobs for fishermen and garbage collectors at fair wages, and creates a better recycling infrastructure. At the same time, it significantly reduces the carbon footprint of new products.
The product is simple. Yet the designers naturally paid attention to details, such as pinpoint flexibility and precise bristle cutting. Both together make the Ocean Brush a useful addition to any bouldering bag. All of the material is RoHS and REACH compliant. The cardboard packaging is reduced to an absolute minimum.
The Ocean Brush was launched in January 2023.
- 100 % recycled plastic from the ocean
- 100 % ROHS and REACH compliant
- Contributes to reducing plastic pollution in the oceans and creates meaningful jobs and supports local economies