In 2016 the World Economic Forum issued a report stating that if we do nothing, the ocean is expected to contain 1 tonne of plastic for every 3 tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish by weight. Our oceans matter and the time to act is now.
The Banana Hands Clean Ocean’s Project has begun!
We've launched an exciting partnership with Marine Plastic Solutions and the communities of the Solomon Islands.
For every Banana Hands product purchased, we remove and recycle ten pieces of ocean plastic. Marine Plastics Solutions is working with Solomon Islander communities to collect, characterise and responsibly manage this ocean-salvaged waste through our funding.
That's ten pieces of dangerous plastic cleaned up forever from oceans, rivers and coastlines.
Updates on this project will be shared bananahands.org, marineplasticsolutions.com, and through our social media platforms.
To collect the world’s best coconut oil for our products, we’ve also launched a Community Development project in the Solomon Islands. There are over 1,000 villagers earning income from harvesting and selling their coconuts for our range.These women have been working hard to produce small-batch, wild-harvested, virgin, raw, pure, certified organic coconut oil - and they need a market to sell their products.
Let's all be part of the solution…
Many Solomon Islanders want work to support their families, and they want to collect the waste and see it responsibly recycled too. By buying Banana Hands products you are actually giving a hand – a ‘Banana Hand’ – to communities and to the ocean and all its creatures.
Stay tuned as we work towards our first target of one million pieces of plastic collected from our seas through the Banana Hands Clean Oceans Project!