BIONIC® Polymer = Recovered Coastal Plastic (RCP)

Tenjam is possibly the first manufacturer in the world to incorporate recovered coastal plastic (RCP) into high performance furniture and the first to incorporate BIONIC® Polymer into any type of product. BIONIC® Polymer is made with plastic recovered from shorelines, waterways, and coastal communities.

We have all stepped over trash on the ground. It’s everywhere. Sometimes we pick it up. Most of the time we ignore it. What happens to all of this trash? We know the plastic trash will not decompose. Instead it continues to break into micro pieces as the wind and rain moves it throughout our rivers, lakes, and oceans. Nearly every species on the planet has mistaken plastic as food. The plastic in the ocean is the most devastating to all life on the planet.

BIONIC® (www.bionic.is) is partnering with people in the places where plastic trash causes the most harm. Visualize people walking along shorelines and coastal communities and hand-collecting and sorting plastic trash into two groups.

Group 1: Recovered Coastal PETE Plastic
PETE is the most common type of plastic in one-time-use drink bottles. BIONIC® converts recovered PETE into BIONIC® Yarn that is utilized by fashion brands to make clothing, shoes, and even window treatments.

Group 2: All Recovered Coastal Plastic (except PETE)
Group 2 is converted into BIONIC® Polymer. This is a mountain of recovered plastic trash: plastic packaging, grocery bags, drinkware, dinnerware, toys, toothbrushes, baskets, tarps, abandoned marine gear & fishing gear (buoys, ropes, buckets, nets.) Most are from one-time-use items that are now broken into tiny pieces. We need to reduce using one-time-use plastics and only choose durable plastic products that can provide many years of use and be easily recycled.

Utilizing BIONIC® Polymer, Tenjam has made a giant leap forward in recycled materials and proven that Recovered Coastal Plastic (RCP) can be economically recovered, recycled, and turned into high performance products suitable for indoor and outdoor use. Tenjam FIRM products are 100% recyclable.

FIRM with BIONIC® Polymer: Recovered Coastal Plastic (RCP)

  • Swerve
  • Drift
  • Dash
  • Cube Firm - Small Size
  • Cube Firm - Large Size
  • Circle Firm - Small Size
  • Circle Firm - Large Size
  • Circ Firm - Small Size
  • Circ Firm - Large Size
  • Amped Seat & Side Table
  • Amped Chair

WAKE UP AND TAKE ACTION

Plastic pollution is the #1 predator in the ocean and is responsible for the death of over a million seabirds, and over 100,000 sharks, turtles, dolphins, and whales each year.

Plastic Pollution Stats

267 species around the world have been identified to be harmed by plastic pollution. 86% of Sea Turtles, 44% of seabirds, and 43% of ocean mammals ingest or become tangled in plastic.
Plastic is estimated to represent 80% of the total marine debris. It’s estimated that 45,000 pieces of plastic are suspended in each square mile of the world’s oceans.
In 2014 it was estimated that 275 million tons of plastic debris is in the world’s ocean and this amount doubled over the past decade and is projected to double again by 2025.
3 Trillion plastic grocery bags are used annually. We use 2 million bags every second of every day.
In the U.S., we use 300 million straws per day. Marine animals can’t resist eating these deadly plastic tubes. No one saves a plastic straw, so where are they going?

Our Plastic Challenge To You!

1. Pick It Up! Pick up at least 5 pieces of plastic debris per day and get it into a recycling bin. If 1% of North Americans did this we would clean up 29 million pieces of plastic per day and we would increase awareness to reduce plastic pollution.

2. Take Ownership of Your Plastic Footprint: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? For all the daily conveniences you seem to gain from the use of plastic, the oceans and every species are being devastated by plastic pollution. When you purchase items packaged or made from plastic it is your personal responsibility to recycle 100% of this material. If you don’t feel you can invest the time or effort required to recycle the packaging or the product then don’t buy it.

3. Learn about Plastic in the Ocean: Once you see the devastation you’ll be more compelled to pick up those 5 pieces of plastic each day!

4. Educate Your Friends & Family: Many people are contributing to the plastic pollution problem and they don’t even know it. Spread the word and encourage action.

5. Organize a Community Clean Up: Invite a group of friends to help clean up your own neighborhood and then work outward to other local communities. Plastic pollution is everywhere and you don’t have to go far to begin making a big impact.

Healthy Oceans = LIFE

 

Our Challenge to You

1. Pick It Up!

Pick up at least 5 pieces of plastic debris per day and get it into a recycling bin. If 1% of North Americans did this we would clean up 29 million pieces of plastic per day and we would increase awareness to reduce plastic pollution.

2. Take Ownership of Your Plastic Footprint

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? For all the daily conveniences you seem to gain from the use of plastic, the oceans and every species are being devastated by plastic pollution. When you purchase items packaged or made from plastic it is your personal responsibility to recycle 100% of this material. If you don’t feel you can invest the time or effort required to recycle the packaging or the product then don’t buy it.

3. Learn about Plastic in the Ocean

Once you see the devastation you’ll be more compelled to pick up those 5 pieces of plastic each day!

4. Educate Your Friends & Family

Many people are contributing to the plastic pollution problem and they don’t even know it. Spread the word and encourage action.

5. Organize a Community Clean Up

Invite a group of friends to help clean up your own neighborhood and then work outward to other local communities. Plastic pollution is everywhere and you don’t have to go far to begin making a big impact.