FROM WASTE TO VISION IN 8 STEPS
1. COLLABORATION EUROPE
Santi, Manolo and Salva are amazing fishermen that take care of our Oceans. We collaborate with fishing communities in 27 ports of Spain and 10 coastal areas of Ghana in order to collect discarded marine plastic waste such as fishnets, ropes, lines, or bottles.
2. COLLABORATION AFRICA
Creating value our of waste in order to generate a new source of income. Waste collection project of the coast of Ghana with local partner Repatrn that collect marine waste such as abandonned plastic fishnets with thousands of fishermen on a coastal stretch of 500 km.
3. WASTE COLLECTION
Salvador loads one of the 150 containers that have been placed in 27 Spanish ports in order to collect the discarded plastic waste. We collect on average 500 kg. per day.
Albert and his team manually separate the different types of waste to be recycled and then reused as raw material. 90% of what we collect will be recycled. Only 25% of the polymer collected can be used to manufacture our glasses.
Plastic waste is then up-cycled into a reusable raw material: UPSEA™ PLAST Cradle to Cradle™ Gold Certified. The fundamental characteristic of this up-cycling process is the use of waste to create new plastic by it. Waste is therefore an integral part of the supply chain.
6. PRODUCT MOULDING
Alan supervises the moulding our frames in Segusino - Italy. The up-cycled raw plastic goes first to the dryer to take out humidity then heated up to 182°C (359.6°F) to mould one by one each individual part of our frames.
Roberto is our talented head of coloration. He makes each Sea2see glasses unique. Each frame is colored by hand, making all of our products very similar but not identical.
Mireilla and her husband Giorgio head an amazing family and company that has been manufacturing glasses for the last 50 years for the most prestigious international brands. She is still there everyday to double check each pieces of art that leaves the factory. That's the real Italian spirit.