Prevented Ocean Plastic

Prevented Ocean Plastic

Prevented Ocean Plastic

Used by supermarkets and brands around the world, it meets regulatory health and safety standards, is traceable back to source and can be identified on-pack through its distinctive triangular logo.

Choosing Prevented Ocean Plastic means helping to stop damage to our oceans, cutting carbon emissions, accelerating the end of new plastic production, and creating income and employment for people living in developing countries.

The Prevented Ocean Plastic programme is a vetted and proven recycling model that, with support and investment, is able to be easily scaled and repeated, as demonstrated with Prevented Ocean Plastic South East Asia, to create great social and environmental impact.

Prevented Ocean Plastic counts LIDL, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Booths Supermarket as key partners, along with major manufacturing partners such as Group Guillin and Berry Global for product offerings in fish, poultry, soft fruits, personal care and home products.

Bantam Materials supply Prevented Ocean Plastic as part of its mission to solve recycling supply problems by providing manufacturers, retailers and consumers with better plastic choices. A recycled materials supply business committed to sustainability; Bantam Materials developed the market-leading Prevented Ocean Plastic programme. It is a member of SEDEX and the Ethical Trading Initiative and uses certification organisations to ensure product traceability within strict labour and environmental standards. Established over 15 years ago, Bantam Materials, together with its brand and manufacturing partners, prevent over a billion bottles each year from entering our natural environment.


Prevented Ocean Plastic is recycled plastic collected from coastal areas at risk of ocean plastic pollution.

  • A 2016 report estimated that in a “business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain more plastics than fish by 2050 (by weight)*. 
  • There is public concern that plastic in the oceans may also threaten the quality of the seafood we buy in supermarkets/served in restaurants**.
  • The Prevented Ocean Plastic program offers a solution to capture and recycle plastic bottles before they enter the ocean, turning waste into a valuable raw material resource, while at the same time supporting coastal community bottle collectors, collection centres and local recyclers based there.
  • All the recycled plastic is washed, decontaminated and tested to ensure it adheres to UK and EU standards for packaging.