The Race Around partners with Ocean Bottle to tackle plastic pollution and drive towards circularity
Every single day over 22 million kilograms of plastic enter our oceans with up to 80% of this coming from a lack of waste management infrastructure in coastal communities around the world. That’s one truckload every minute!*
“Ocean Bottle is excited to work with The Race Around, as one of the leading instigators of real, data driven sustainability within Ocean Racing and the wider marine industry. By working with The Race Around’s team over the next few years we will widen the reach of our Ocean Plastic Collection solutions whilst championing plastic positivity within the global sports event space.”
– Will Pearson, Co-Founder and CEO at Ocean Bottle.
Throughout the partnership, Ocean Bottle will be developing co-branded reusable bottles for The Race Around, made from recycled ocean plastics and stainless steel, due to be sold through digital and online channels, as well as work with The Race Around’s Futures Program in the further research and education of the impact of plastics in our oceans.
“For us, partnering with Ocean Bottle makes complete sense. The Race Around’s core focus is on real sustainability and proving that circularity is an effective model for all walks of life. As part of this, we’re going further than ever before by integrating our innovative ‘Futures Program’ within all that we do. This partnership will allow us to lead the charge on creating a ‘plastic positive’ race and a race that removes more than it produces. We’re delighted to be working alongside Ocean Bottle, as our two organisations work to showcase the importance and impact of a truly sustainable economy and healthy oceans.”
– Sam Holliday, Managing Director at The Race Around
About Ocean Bottle
The Ocean Bottle is the award-winning reusable bottle that stops 1,000 plastic bottles in weight from entering the ocean and improves livelihoods at the same time. Fully recyclable and made from stainless steel and recycled ocean plastic, the bottle’s features include; a dual opening for both multi-functional usage and better cleaning, hot and cold insulation, and an easy carry loop for everyday practical use. An ocean impact company first and bottle company second, 20% of Ocean Bottle’s revenue in 2020 went to stopping plastic pollution at the source. Having secured high-profile fans including 2021’s Golden Globes nominees, and having already collected over 1,175,178kgs of plastic and committing to funding the collection equivalent to 7 billion plastic bottles by 2025, Ocean Bottle is so much more than just a water bottle.
About The Race Around
The Race Around is a new single and double handed around-the-world race, exclusively for Class40 yachts, scheduled to set sail in September 2023 with over 60 of the world’s most adventurous sailors from all walks of life set to compete. More than just a sporting event, The Race Around is focused on promoting real sustainability through its innovative Futures Program. The Futures Program will oversee the development of a brand-new fully cradle-to-cradle recyclable Class40 racing yacht designed to prove the concept and performance of circularity, as well as deliver a global multi-generational education program, and work with multiple industries on the development of sustainable fibres and materials.
*Statistics used available at: https://oceanbottle.co/pages/ocean-impact