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Don’t let plastic go to our seas!…

We all know how bad single-use plastics can be for our planet. Ocean plastic waste is growing at an alarming rate of 22 million kgs each day – that’s eight billion kgs of plastic a year! Straws may have made the media headlines but what about water bottles? Over one million plastic bottles are bought…

The Ocean Cleanup – System 001/B Success!

On 2nd October 2019 The Ocean Cleanup, a Dutch non-profit organisation developing advanced systems to rid the oceans of plastic, announced that its latest prototype system, System 001/B, is successfully capturing and collecting plastic debris. After one year of testing, the organisation’s engineers celebrated their success in developing a self-contained system in the Great Pacific…

The Ocean Clean Up – System 001/B

The Ocean Cleanup is on a mission to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Their starting point is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the largest accumulation of plastic in the world. The patch contains over eight million tonnes of plastic spread over an area three times the size of France and is extremely remote (five…

Where is the Missing Plastic?

Every year, an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans. However, there is only, and I use the term ‘only’ very lightly, somewhere in the hundreds of thousands of tonnes found floating on the surface. In the past, scientists have assumed that floating plastic does not persist at the ocean surface…

Global Office Supplies is Celebrating Ten Years in Business

This month Global Office Supplies is celebrating its tenth birthday! Since being established in 2009 by founder Michael Girton, we’ve helped countless businesses recycle, reuse and restock office supplies all over the country. Global Office Supplies has continued to grow during the last decade and has built long-standing relationships with customers and suppliers throughout the…

Building Prosthetics from Recycled Plastic

With the plastic crisis becoming more apparent, lots of organisations are working towards a solution. Some companies are looking for ways to recycle waste plastic into products, such as Pilot with their B2P Gel pens, while some are working towards removing plastic packaging from their supply chain and others, such as The Ocean Cleanup, are…