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