Environmental advocates lodge ACCC complaint over ‘ocean plastic’ products

If your favourite yoghurt tub, bank card, rubbish bags or shampoo bottle is claiming to be made of recycled ocean plastics, you might think it was created from plastic recovered from the sea.

But some environmental advocates believe the supply chain of products labelled as ocean or ocean-bound plastics are impossible to verify and the term may mislead consumers.

Both of those terms can be used interchangeably to include plastics collected as far as 50 kilometres from the coast.

Most of this recycled plastic is sourced from overseas, including south-east Asia.

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