OCEANR and Suzuki join forces in removing 1kg of plastic waste from our oceans with every outboard sold!

20 Feb 2023

Suzuki GB has launched an exciting and innovative new campaign to continue its quest to help remove plastics from our oceans thanks to the partnership with OCEANR. They’ve designed exclusive custom made Suzuki / OCEANR hoodies made of organic cotton and recycled polyester. This partnership continues to support OCEANR’s mission to work with companies around the world to achieve their sustainability objectives.

In a collaboration with sustainable apparel manufacturer, OCEANR, Suzuki is facilitating the removal of 1kg of plastic waste from the oceans with every outboard sold in the UK from now until the end of March 2023 #kilofortheplanet.

As part of this process, it is also giving customers an exclusive custom-designed, Suzuki/OCEANR hoodie that is made from a mix of organic cotton and recycled polyester. Organic cotton offers a fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides-free material. It does not damage the soil and uses less water in the growing process than conventional cotton. Further being GOTS certified, it has passed strict ecological and social criteria that is backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain.

This initiative is the latest step in Suzuki’s global ‘Clean Ocean Project’, which has also seen the Japanese manufacturer launch its own integrated micro-plastics collection device. Currently fitted as standard to the DF115 and DF140, Suzuki’s vision is to roll the device out across the entire range.

Originally starting in 2011, Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project originally started as a global network of beach clean activities. It has since been widened to include technological innovations such as the micro-plastics collection device and changes to Suzuki’s operational processes, such as the removal of nearly 20 tonnes of plastics from its packaging since 2021.

OCEANR’s mission is to support companies around the world to achieve their sustainability objectives – from reducing their carbon footprint and encouraging responsible consumption practices to sustainable innovation with new products and services. This is achieved by designing custom apparel and product ranges for organisations that live active lives on or near the water – with small volume production, using sustainable materials such as recycled polyester from reclaimed ocean waste, ethically produced organic cotton, and a closed loop supply chain.

Suzuki has engaged with OCEANR to work together to help reclaim our oceans for a better future and in announcing this initiative, Mark Beeley, Head of ATV & Marine for Suzuki GB said, “We are thrilled to be able to launch this exciting new campaign which we believe can help make a real difference to our oceans. As we know, plastic pollution is a huge problem, and it is through collective and collaborative action such as this that will have the biggest impact. The initial launch phase for this project will be until the end of March, but we are hopeful of being able to extend this to a longer-term commitment in partnership with OCEANR as I believe our ethos is very much aligned with theirs.”

Eco-apparel company, OCEANR was founded in 2016 by 26-year-old water sports enthusiast and environmentalist, Tom Cotter. Based in Cork, Ireland, it produces its range of sustainable products in Riga, Latvia and specialises in luxury, practical and sustainable apparel which has been enjoyed on board superyachts, in high-end luxury resorts and by private clients all around the world.

To discover more about OCEANR , visit the company’s website. Their hoodies, rash vests, tech shirts, swimwear and entire collection can be purchased online and come with UPF 50 sun protection. OCEANR, also offers custom design at www.oceanr. Co.

About Suzuki
Suzuki is a manufacturer of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard marine engines and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for the global market. The Suzuki trademark is recognised by people throughout the world as a brand whose products offer quality, innovation, reliability and originality. Suzuki stands behind this global symbol with a determination to maintain this confidence in the future, never ceasing in its efforts to develop ‘value-packed products’ with a focus on the customer.

Uniquely, the marine engines used in its range of award-winning outboard motors have always been designed specifically for the rigours of marine use, which means that all Suzuki four stroke outboards are able to provide quiet, fuel-efficient technology without sacrificing power or performance. From the lightweight, portable DF2.5 to the awesome power of the award winning DF350A, Suzuki has an outboard for every application. For more information visit: marine.suzuki.co.uk

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