Upcycling - 포어시스

Waves are inspiring not because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall they never fail to rise again.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson


Approximately 90% of marine waste is plastic. Once produced,
plastics never decompose naturally. When left untreated,
they decompose to small particles, disturbing marine ecosystems;
These small particles are eaten and swallowed by marine lives and
it leads these marine animals to death.

Ocean wastes have a quite low rate of recycling due to expensive
cost for categorization and post-processing, owing to the mixed
natures of different types, salinity and attached marine life on them.
Because of above mentioned unfavorable circumstance to the waste
handling, the ignorance to the wastes in the ocean continues,
and the incineration of collected wastes is done indiscriminately.

Korea was the only country in the world that allowed indiscriminate waste dumping into the seas by 2016. Moreover, the largest amount of styrofoam used in aquaculture, which cannot be reused or recycled, is dumped into the ocean after use. Added to these, the wastes discharged from estuaries over the world, including China and East-South Asia region, are one of our serious concerns.
Up-cycling, which adds values to the wastes, will become one of major driving forces for marine cleanup activities through collection of marine litters. Foresys is preparing related patents register, and collaborative upcycling projects with domestic and international organizations and groups.

Recycled EPC – Surfboard Blanks, Marko Foam (https://markofoamblanks.com)

Recycled Plastic Lids – Leisure Equipment, Five-oceans(http://five-oceans.co/)