Ocean Plastic Wall Clocks
These beautiful ocean plastic wall clocks are made from plastic collected during the International Coastal Clean Up on the beaches of Selangor in Malaysia. The plastic was collected from the beach, cleaned thoroughly, sorted into types, and then shredded. The tiny fragments of plastic are the inserted into a tube which is heated to 220c. After 10 minutes the plastic is melted and then injected into a mold. The clocks are then put into water and left to cool down for another 10 minutes. Once the plastic is cooled any exceed plastic is trimmed and shredded again creating zero waste. A hole is drilled into the centre and the clockwork is attached to make these beautiful clocks. For the limited edition the ocean plastic wall clocks are made from the plastic collected from ICC Malaysia. MYR10 from each of the clocks is donated directly to Reef Check Malaysia. Support the fight against ocean plastic and support Reef Check Malaysia by buying one of these amazing up cycled clocks.
What is The International Coastal Cleanup?
The International Coastal Cleanup began in 1990, when communities rallied together with common goal of collecting and documenting the trash littering their coastline. The movement was catalysed by the passion and spirit of two committed individuals. Back in 1986, Linda Maraniss moved to Texas from Washington, DC, where she had been working for Ocean Conservancy. She’d been inspired by the work her Ocean Conservancy colleague Kathy O’Hara was doing on a groundbreaking report called Plastic in the Ocean: More than a Litter Problem that would be published the next year.
In Malaysia the annual event is organised by Reef Check Malaysia in partnership with Trash Hero Malaysia and Coca Cola. In 2019 almost 12,000 volunteers participated in the clean-up at more than 100 locations.