Ocean-bound plastic - Sustainability - Herman Miller

As part of NextWave Plastics, Herman Miller is working to divert ocean-bound plastic waste and put it to use in its products and processes. Learn how.

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Ocean-bound plastic

As a dealer within the Herman Miller network, we're happy to represent an initiative that works to develop the first global network of ocean-bound plastic supply chains through NextWave Plastics. By integrating this transformed plastic into Herman Miller’s products and processes, they are reducing the volume of plastic waste, little by little.

See how Herman Miller is using ocean-bound plastic

What is ocean-bound plastic and how does it work? View this video to see how Herman Miller is working to incorporate this plastic waste into their products and processes.

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Why it's a problem

Plastic waste tends to build up in coastal cities that don't have the infrastructure to process it. As part of NextWave Plastics, Herman Miller is working to turn this plastic into something brand-new. See how they do it.

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The process

The raw materials are washed, sorted, and pelletized. Then, they're sold to manufacturers like Herman Miller, where they test and re-engineer the plastic. Finally, this plastic is incorporated into a growing number of Herman Miller products and packaging.

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Plastic diversion

An estimated 234 metric tons of ocean-bound plastic are diverted from the ocean annually. That's the equivalent of 23 million water bottles.*

*based on annual sales forecast

Making the best better for Earth

Same design. Same comfort. Now more sustainable.
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Herman Miller products made with ocean-bound plastic

Herman Miller is continually finding ways to add ocean-bound plastic into its products. Availability of these types of products vary by global region.

Be a part of the change.

Contact us today to see what's available in your area.


Photos courtesy of OceanCycle