Committed to clean
Harklinikken is committed to creating products from natural ingredients that are kind not only to people, but also the planet. We now take our promise a step further with a new collaboration with Cleanhub, an organisation dedicated to collecting plastic waste before it can enter the most precious ecosystem on Earth: the ocean.
Pledging to collect 3,500 kg of plastic waste annually, the verified partnership enables Cleanhub to safely collect and process ocean-bound plastic waste – offsetting Harklinikken’s plastic footprint.
Recyclable plastic is turned into raw materials such as yarn for clothing. Non-recyclable plastic waste is gathered and then sent for co-processing, recycling mineral materials into input material for new cement, while recovering the energy produced in a single process to reduce carbon emissions.
Through Cleanhub, Harklinikken has partnered with Tridi Oasis, a female-owned company based in Indonesia to collect plastic in their region. Harklinikken’s contribution supports clean environments and creates sustainable jobs in the global south.
Tridi Oasis is an all-female led company. Dian and Dinda were fed up with the pollution that they saw in their home country Indonesia. Indonesia as a country stretches out over more than 17,000 islands. With a total of 99,000 km (61,500 miles) it is the country with the second longest combined shoreline. These shorelines are home to some of the most famous surfbreaks (Mentawai Islands, G-Land, Uluwatu) and pristine diving sites. However, it also ranks second after China in total plastic entering the oceans.
Dian and Dinda saw the chance to contribute to a better tomorrow by turning this challenge into an opportunity. From their humble beginnings, they grew Tridi into a company that employs around 100 people and recycles 750 metric tonnes of plastic bottles a month. That’s roughly 30,000,000 water bottles.
After picking up the plastic waste from the various small collection points, the recyclable plastic is turned into raw materials to for example produce yarn for new clothes. The non-recyclable plastic waste is aggregated and then sent for co-processing.
Co-processing recycles mineral materials into input material for new cement and at the same time recovers the energy of the waste within one single process. It helps to reduce the carbon emissions of the cement industry and leaves no residues behind.