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Every Marine Plastic Batch Tells A Story

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“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.” – Jimmy Neil Smith

 

“Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in heart forever.” – Native American Proverb

 

Throughout history, stories have been shared by human beings for thousands of years, both orally and written. 30 000 years ago, the discovery of cave drawings in the mountains of Southern France, the Chauvet Cave, saw the first human story of their encounter of mammoths, lions and rhinos. The paintings told us how they once lived and how they survived using homemade weapons.

 

Stories connect us, as we pass on what we know to the next generations through songs, poems, chants, drawings or the written word. As human beings, we are social beings where we connect to inform, educate and entertain each other. This allows us to coordinate and help each other.

 

Across different cultures, there are different names for storytelling. Native American tribes call their oral storytelling, ‘Choctaw’. These are stories intended to preserve the tribe’s history as well as used as moral teaching to educate the young. For Native Hawaiian, the word for story is “moʻolelo,” which means history, legend, tradition and more. Their stories, just as the Native American tribes preserves their history and are tales of navigation across the seas.

 

Stories can empower and inspire us. This is why storytelling is a fundamental core of Ogoori and we became connected to the story of Captain Oguri Jukichi, a sailer in Japan. The company name drew inspiration from this sailer’s tale who returned to Japan as a hero, having been lost at sea longer than anyone else in history. Just as he returned to Japan as a hero, the reclaimed lost plastic that we’ve considered marine waste for so long should be treasured for its return from nature.

 

Through Ogoori, the lost marine plastic will find new value through technology, storytelling and circular economics. At Ogoori, we do not just supply ocean plastic for circular products, we trace it from the point where ocean plastic is collected to its change of ownership; following the beginning to the end of the product life cycle. Ogoori provides traceable ocean plastic by collaborating with technology partner, Empower, to provide each batch with a digital passport and a story.

 

Follow the journey of marine plastic from each batch collected at various places in Norway and see where they end up in our Ogoori Batch Files. [use in article. Ends here]

 

Simply click one of the batch stories below and see who is helping us tackle ocean plastic pollution. [used on website]

Marine Plastic Batch 22721

Collected from: Leknes, Brønnøysund, Tana (Nordland, Finnmark), Norway

Collected by: In The Same Boat,

Year collected: 2019

Facility for processing: IVAR, NOPREC

Ocean Heroes: Volunteers at Circular Ways; Magnus Utsogn from Jæren Friluftsråd; Kersti Kesper from Ryfylke friluftsråd.

Marine Plastic Batch XXX

Collected from: Leknes, Brønnøysund, Tana (Nordland, Finnmark), Norway

Collected by: In The Same Boat,

Year collected: 2019

Facility for processing: IVAR, NOPREC

Ocean Heroes: Volunteers at Circular Ways; Magnus Utsogn from Jæren Friluftsråd; Kersti Kesper from Ryfylke friluftsråd.