Plastic does not belong in our oceans

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From Sea to Shelf: Partnerships – what are they worth?

How do we ensure effective partnerships? This was one of the questions our speakers tried to answer on the 25th of June at the conference "From Sea to Shelf: Partnerships - what are they worth?", which we held at PFA in Copenhagen. The conference marked the end of our...

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Who we are

Ocean Plastic Forum is an association comprising around 35 members, including interest groups, NGOs, universities, and diverse companies. Our goal is to clean up the oceans by means of business models that remove ocean plastic and transform it into new products through upcycling.

Our members

The ocean plastic problem

Ocean plastic is a complex and wicked problem – and so is fixing it. At Ocean Plastic Forum, we see ocean plastic as a valuable resource that can be used in the circular economy.

Together with our members, we develop more sustainable value chains that collect and recycle ocean plastic, in Denmark and abroad.

We collect…

Our members have expertise in designing, supplying, and operating the necessary equipment for ocean plastic waste recovery.


Photo: Plastic waste collection barrier. DESMI (OPF member)

We sort and process…

Our members are experienced in the handling, washing, shredding, and sorting of complex plastic waste.


Photo: Sorting system. Dansk Affaldsminimering (OPF member)

We upcycle…

Our members have the capability to upgrade sorted plastic waste into new and valuable raw materials for use in the plastic industry.


Photo: New plastic pellets. Ragn-Sells Danmark A/S (OPF member)

We make new products…

Our members transform upcycled ocean plastic waste into new and high-quality products that drive the shift towards a circular economy.


Photo: New plastic products of recovered plastics. Produced by Plastix (OPF member) for Dantoy

Our aim is to create a strong platform for innovative ideas, concepts, and programs that will bring us closer to achieving our collective objective of a cleaner marine environment.

Lars Have Hansen

Chairman, Ocean Plastic Forum

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