To fight plastic waste while keeping you safe in the sun.
Cleaning Up Our Oceans
When you buy a Solmate, you are helping to keep plastic out of our oceans. So far we have funded the removal of 5,000kg of plastic waste (the equivalent of 250,000 water bottles).
To do this, we are partnering with Plastic Bank, a world leader in plastic clean-up. They work closely with coastal communities to build ethical recycling ecosystems and reprocess the materials for future use.Learn more
We have partnered with a leading not-for-profit organisation, Greenfleet, to offset our carbon emissions through their native reforestation program.
So when you purchase a Solmate you are contributing to the restoration of our Australian and New Zealand forests!Learn more
What exactly is Ocean Bound Plastic?
…. Well, it’s not rocket science - as the name suggests it is plastic bound for the ocean. Which basically means it is close enough to a shore that it is in danger of polluting our oceans and waterways. Pretty simple right - we thought so too? But it’s actually a little bit more technical than we first thought - so here’s the nitty gritty….. To be certificated OBP the plastic waste needs to be located within 50 km from shores where waste management is nonexistent or inefficient. Importantly, if it’s already located in a landfill or managed dump site, the plastic waste is not considered as OBP.