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Introducing

The epic journey of recycled marine plastic.

Plastic is all around us. It’s in the clothes we wear, it’s in the food we eat, it can be found in the deepest parts of our Ocean, inside most avian species and marine wildlife. In and of itself, plastic is an incredible man-made material, with countless polymer types and applications; however, it’s daily mismanagement is at the heart of one of the greatest planetary crises Mankind is having to face. 

Our work has shown us that when it comes to taking action, prevention is often better than cure and that is why Odyssey Innovation pioneered the marine waste management sector when it set up the UK’s Net Regeneration Scheme; a first of its kind. Our work has also shown us that due to the severity of the marine plastic crisis that everyone has a role to play, from corporate entities investing in social responsibility programs, to governments creating mechanisms for supporting societal change across the board and for individuals alike to not wait around for change to happen, but for them to be the change, like our very own Founder and Managing Director Rob Thompson. 

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We work tirelessly to offer our free services to beach clean communities and the fishing industry with the aim of effectively decreasing marine plastic pollution, but our work doesn’t stop there!

We’ve offered guidance to countless academics by passing on first hand knowledge and expertise of the practical elements of running a recycling scheme and R&D involved in pioneering the circular economy.

We’ve assisted divers by helping them recover and recycle the ghost gear spoiling their favorite dive spots.

We’ve helped governmental departments and MPs to enhance and protect the natural environment for their constituents.

We’ve aided private companies to improve upon their ocean literacy, develop better product life cycles and develop eco-friendly and recycled product parts.

We’ve assisted artists with their storytelling, communication and sourcing of raw materials.

We’ve inspired children and youths to grow into more eco-conscious beings by creating fun beach activities with the use of our products and sponsored so many beach clean activities and paddling campaigns… The list goes on and it’s all thanks to your word of mouth!

So please keep helping us increase our work in your area by learning more about how we can help each other in the most relevant way!

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You (Robert Thompson) have shown remarkable ingenuity in developing a model which will not only collect discarded plastic from the sea, but recycle it so it can be used to collect more debris. Your pioneering work is preserving our seas for future generations.
THERESA MAY
British Prime Minister (2016 to 2019)
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Rob is an inspiration and a great thought leader in the ghost net space, what he is doing is fantastic and I hope he gets more help and backing to grow more, a real ocean ambassador. and role model.
CHRISTOPHER STOREY, DIRECTOR
Sea Shepherd Global
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“Programs like Odyssey Innovation’s Paddle for Plastic are extremely valuable for raising awareness about various forms of ocean plastic and giving people a tangible way to contribute to a solution in a fun and engaging way. The circular nature of the program is also extremely valuable as there’s a direct tangible result in the creation of new kayaks from recovered ocean plastic to allow for further expansion of the program and its positive effects. We’re proud to have Odyssey Innovation as a member of the GGGI.”
JOEL BAZIUK, DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGG!)
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“Rob is one of the most passionate, hardworking, and inspiring people I know. His application of circular economy ethos to tackling what is an enormous economic and environmental issue is a great example of modern day innovation and social enterprise. ”
JON HARVEY
Plastics and Sustainability Team, Environment Agency
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“Rob’s work has been the key factor in fishermen and ports in the SW engaging with the recycling of fishing gear. Resulting in over 60 tonnes of fishing nets being recycled, reducing the amount of fishing gear going to land fill, improving the environmental credentials of the fishing industry in the SW and having a direct impact in reducing plastic in the ocean”.
RICHARD CASLAKE
Regional Manager, Seafish
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"A wet but very enjoyable day at The Mount Batten centre with my new recycling hero Rob out on very special kayaks doing our bit for the British seas‬"
STEVE BROWN
TV Presenter, Captain of the UK's Wheelchair Rugby Team
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"Every kayak made has been the result of teamwork and dedication for the protection of our marine life - these truly are made to save the ocean for people who love the ocean... people like you and I"
LIZZIE LARBASTIER
Blue Mind Coach & Founder of Ghostnetbusters
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“I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to paddle cleanup whilst in a kayak made from marine plastic and then donate the hard plastic we picked up to be turned into more kayaks. This is a great example of the circulatory we need to aim for. What you have achieved is truly inspiring”
CLARE OSBORNE
Founder of the Podcast: Clare Talks Rubbish
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It’s always deeply satisfying to hear when our clients successfully launch a new product to market. It’s been a long time coming but creating something new from recycled materials isn’t as straight forward as people think. Rob has pioneered the process of recycling marine plastic and has even collaborated with multiple organisations to form a net recycling scheme. It’s amazing what they have achieved and it’s been a pleasure to have played a small part in their innovation journey”, she says.
JENNY NALDREATH
Market Researcher, Acceleration Through Innovation
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BERNARD
Owner & Managing Director, Plastix A/S
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Adopt a circular economy.

Do you want to do your bit for the environment, but not sure how? Our Founder Rob Thompson is pioneering the circular economy with his business model and is now providing consultancy services to businesses who are looking to also adopt the circular economy, but not sure how.

There has never been a better time to consider applying sustainable business practices to your operations and we can help you make that switch. 

Odyssey Innovation brings with its name a multitude of National awards in the fields of Innovation, Excellence in Leadership, The Circular Economy, Sustainable Design alongside many high profile consultations, unparalleled insights, 100% reliable supply chains, theoretical expertise and more.

Whether you would like your company to close the loop, incorporate our marine plastic into one of your products or wish to know how your company can recycle its plastic in a more sustainable manner- we would love to assist!

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Awards Recognition.

These are a few of our most recent national and international awards and commendations!

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The Blog

Stay updated with our news, review and articles.

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The Net Regeneration Scheme to Offer Free Recycling of Fishing Gear to the Welsh Fishing Community
10 Oct 2021

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Odyssey Innovation Founder Invited to No.10 Downing Street
03 Oct 2021

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New Product Launch!
10 Oct 2021

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